Dr. Taurus M. Hines is the Founder of Total Arts Coalition . He founded the Total Arts Coalition in 2013 and is currently serving more than 250+ children. He received his BFA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and later pursued two additional degrees: M.Ed from Christian Brothers University and Ed.S from Union University. His many skills and talents include dancing, acting, writing, directing, modelling, sewing, sets designs, writing music, styling, and mentoring. His ambition for the board is to expand the reach of TAC. His favorite quote is the entire philosophy behind TAC; “Everyone can be a star.”
Zanthresa L. Hampton has been on the board for 6 years and is currently serving as the secretary. She has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice and Corrections and a Master’s Degree of Science in Guidance Counseling; both from Jackson State University. She is also a licensed, professional counselor and owner of Nspyred Preventive Solutions and brings her administrative and organizational skills to her board work. Her motivation to join the board was to help develop, foster, and promote the love of arts in the community. She hopes to be able to promote the mission of TAC to a broader audience and support everyone regardless of age or artistic ability to get the opportunity to explore their creative potential. Her favorite quote also speaks to her resilience and commitment; “Delayed doesn’t mean denied.”
Mona Allen is a first year board member. She has a high school diploma and attended Southwest Community College. Her talents include leadership, acting and writing. Her goal while being a part of the TAC board is to support others to fulfil their potential and make them recognize their own abilities. She is a creative writer and is hoping to help grow from learning on the TAC board. Her favorite quote speaks to her ability to do things her own way; “I don’t climb mountains, Ì build them.”
Malachi-Amin Muhammad is a first year board member. He is currently in the 9th grade at Freedom Prep High School. He joined the board to develop and grow his gifts in sound engineering and believes that surrounding himself with talented and gifted people, who enjoy the arts, will help him to do that. His skills include music production, audio engineering, and theatre production. He wants to learn as much as he can about the science of the arts and appreciate everything that it entails. Through that he is hoping to develop his own skills so that he will be able to one day open his own production studio, where he would like to teach kids like himself how to improve their skills in music engineering. He brings energy and passion to the board and his favorite quote also speaks to his high ambitions: “Be the best, so that you can be THE BEST!”
If you would like to impact Memphis, join our board. Being a part of the board is an opportunity for you to make a difference. We meet 6 times a year (bi-monthly). The boards main call of duty is to steer Total Arts Coalition in the right direction and ensure that all of our programs are funded to meet the needs of our mission.
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