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Brit Harley

Community Engagement Reporter

Brit Harley is a creative strategist, movement builder and youth organizer committed to creating impactful experiences to inspire and create change. As a creative strategist, Brit collaborates with artists, entrepreneurs, and community members to design experiences and launch products and projects into the world. 

 

Brit prides herself in forging relationships and fostering community to build movements and organizations bigger than their leaders. She has spearheaded transformational work with community organizations Them Cloud Kids and Girls on Bikes. In 2018, she launched Book-A-Youngin, an organization that enrolls mentors for young people and activates local economies to provide paid learning opportunities in alignment with their personal passions. 

 

A native of Newark, Brit is actively engaged in her community. She collaborates with school leaders to develop and design school-based programming for young people with a focus on self-development and thriving. She has supported programming and engagement in 10+ schools, including Malcolm X Shabazz High School.

 

Brit joined WBGO’s news team in July 2019 as the News Voices Fellow to increase community access and engagement with the newsroom. Currently, as the Community Engagement Reporter, Brit ensures Newark residents perspectives, experiences, and expertise are better reflected in news coverage of the city.