Marcus Darrisaw was born and raised in Delray Beach, Florida. He attended college for two years at Hibbing Community College with Founder, Emanuel Dupree Jackson Jr., then earned a scholarship to Savannah State University where he graduated with his Bachelors Degree in English. Mr. Darrisaw always desired to give back to the community like his parents, James Darrisaw and Tia Dobard and his grandfather, Reginald Dobard Sr. After college, he moved back home to work as a teacher working at Boynton High School and West Boca High School. Along with teaching, he also coaches various sports and previously served as a Teen Director for an afterschool program. He continues to aim to inspire kids to go beyond their limits and never to settle for anything less than what they are able to achieve. Mr. Darrisaw wants to see change in the community and strives to help our youth make their dreams become a reality. He joined the EJS Project to help the organization reach it’s greatest potential by providing a consistent place for teens for support and guidance.
Catina D. Pearson
Catina Duncan Pearson is a Boynton Beach native. Her family relocated to Boynton Beach. Catina earned an Associate of Arts degree from Palm Beach State College. Catina worked in the Palm Beach County School District as a substitute teacher for over 6 years. In 2016, she began working with a local non-profit organization in program management and administration. Through this work she realized her passion to help serve the community through youth programs. Catina is so excited to be a part of EJS Project’s work and is thoroughly invested in the mission and values. Catina is a proud wife, mother of three and glam-mother of one.
From left to right: Marcus Darrisaw (Program Coordinator), Luwinzie Wilson (Administrative Intern), Cameron Lee (Volunteer), Andrika Youngblood (Volunteer), Dupree Jackson Jr (Founder/ED), Tyrell Cain (Volunteer)