RAISE-Op Housing Cooperative


As RAISE-OP's Cooperative Development Coordinator, Craig implements policy as determined by the Board of Directors, including administration, contracting, and organizational development. For ten years, Craig operated a small video production business in Lewiston called Round Point Movies. In addition, he has been volunteering with community organizations around urban redevelopment issues, tenants’ rights, public green space, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and public transportation. In 2008, he co-founded a housing cooperative on Maple Street, where he continues to live. During this time, Craig served on numerous municipal committees, represented Ward 5 on Lewiston City Council, and received the Public Service Leadership Award from the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce.   

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Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition


Cuba Jackson is a Coordinator for the Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition (MPAC), and Owner and Founder of 3T Builders & Renovators, a general contracting service with a mission of providing well-compensated work, training, and professional development opportunities for system-impacted individuals as they transition out of incarceration.  Cuba’s work is informed by his own experience of almost a decade navigating incarceration in the Maine State Prison system. 

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Lewiston Public Schools


Ayesha Hall, MS SP  is a school psychologist, academic administrator, and DEI consultant, currently working with the Lewiston Public School district as the Social Emotional Learning and Equity Resource Coordinator.  She studied psychology at Clemson University in South Carolina, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 2004. Her minor studies in Cultural Anthropology and research on Positive Psychology inspired a curiosity for the dynamics of learning, and the influence of culture on the learning process. 

After several years of working in the nonprofit sector of New York City, assisting and directing children’s programs for inner city youth, Ayesha chose to enhance her knowledge in the field of Psychology to make a more significant impact on the lives of the children and families she supported. Although she began her master's level studies in mental health counseling, her passion for mental health support in schools shifted her focus to research and evaluation; which led to her certification as a School Psychologist in 2010. Ayesha has since utilized the comprehensive school psychologist skillset to serve schools, community agencies, and families in a wide range of demographic settings throughout the North East Region, to ensure that students' needs are supported, and educators have the agency to support them. 

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