We are Unique Natives Interacting Together Elevating (U.N.I.T.E)

UNITE is an organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to achieve their educational and professional goals. Our identity is rooted in collaboration, innovation, and diversity. We believe that by working together and leveraging the strengths of our community, we can create meaningful and lasting change.


Giles Domkam

Educator & Founder of Njoya Engineering

James Martin

Educator & Founder of CEO BIZ UNITE

I’m an educator, researcher, mentor and STEAM advocate born and raised in NYC but now residing in Oakland, CA for the past 3 years. I’m a man of few words who believe that one’s actions speaks louder than words. Feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to learn more about me.

Melvin Richardson

Fitness Coach & Founder of Clxse Corp

Jodiah Herbert

Financial Consultant

I am a former Division 1 collegiate athlete with a degree in Finance. I initially started my career in B2B technology sales in order to gain a better understanding of business and how to successfully navigate in the professional world. I am now pursuing my passion of helping families to take control of finances and use money as a tool to achieve their dreams as well as pass on wealth between generations.

Roman Nelson

UNITE College Intern/ Assisant

Advisory Board

Carlo Monsanto

Board Member & Founder of IOLEE

As co-founder of IoLee Ecosystem, I have contributed to the development of quantum social learning or QSL, to evolve human life beyond crises, and augment our human capabilities.

Darnisha Wright

Board Member & Executive Director of Ubuntu 1865

I am a mother, educator, entrepreneur and lover of life. I have a work history in community development, public housing and public safety. As a Fulbright Scholar I enjoyed my first trip to the Motherland. This led to an import business working primarily with Ghana, West Africa. I am now a landowner in Elmina, Ghana with a goal of completing construction of a compound to house short term educational trips to foster international education and healing of all involved.

Dr. Erin La Vaughn Riley

Board Member

I Have Been An Educator For Twenty Years. I Have Enjoyed Many Positions Including Classroom Teacher From Grades 5 Through 8, English Department Chair, District Common Core Trainer, And Mentor Teacher As Well As Serving As A Middle School Vice Principal. I Am Proud To Have Earned My Doctorate Degree In Transformational Leadership And I Find Great Pleasure In Serving My Family And Community.

Paul Cheatham

Board Member & Founder of ProjectKIKS

Project KIKS, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit charity serving disadvantaged children and youth. Our mission is to “Shoe the children without shoes on their feet.” And, to improve the overall quality of life for kids & families living in the USA, Liberia, So.Africa, and Mexico. We distribute shoes, school supplies and books to needy children.


Ke'Yauna Morris

Co-Founder, Creative Director & Educator

Ke’Yauna Morris, a California native with a love for creating, teaching, and learning. She earned her bachelors degree in Media Communication and Journalism and her masters degree in Teaching and Learning. She is an experienced lead K-8 classroom teacher with a strong focus on social emotional learning, literacy/math foundational skills, and technology. She is skilled in public relations and community event planning, offering services for media content and various styles of writing.

Louis K. Johnson III

Co-Founder, Executive Director & EducatoR

Louis Johnson is a Bay Area Native. He loves to engage in scientific research, tutor students in STEAM topics, and hang out with family and friends. He has a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the University of the Pacific and an M.S. in Astrophysics from Princeton University. He is the co-founder of a non-profit called UNITE and is pursuing a career in the space science industry.


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The operations of UNITE comprise several core programs and services, including tutoring services, business consulting, workshops, and mentor programs. These programs and services are designed to support individuals and communities in achieving their educational and professional goals.

Tutoring Services:
UNITE provides tutoring services for individuals who need assistance in academic subjects such as math, science, and English. These services are provided by trained tutors who work one-on-one with students to develop study skills, improve grades, and prepare for exams.

Business Consulting:
UNITE offers business consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. These services include market research, business plan development, financial planning, and marketing strategy. UNITE’s consultants work with clients to identify opportunities for growth and help them to develop strategies to achieve their goals.

UNITE conducts workshops on various topics such as leadership, public speaking, and career development. These workshops are designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their personal and professional lives. Participants have the opportunity to interact with experts in their fields and to learn from the experiences of others.

Mentor Programs:
UNITE’s mentor programs connect individuals with experienced professionals in their chosen fields. Mentors provide guidance and support to help mentees achieve their goals and develop their careers. UNITE’s mentor programs are designed to foster long-term relationships between mentors and mentees, providing ongoing support and guidance throughout the mentee’s professional journey.

Overall, UNITE’s operations are focused on providing individuals and communities with the support and resources necessary to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through its tutoring services, business consulting, workshops, and mentor programs, UNITE seeks to empower individuals to reach their full potential and make a positive impact in their communities.