Tommy A. Jones
Tommy Jones is the Founder and Executive Director of Urban City Youth (UCY) 501 (c)(3) a non-profit organization located in South Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, he grew up facing intense inner city challenges. His first step was to matriculate at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. A college he credits with teaching him key core values and principles. One year later he attended California State University, Chico, (CSUC) where he matriculated as a triple major to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Management; second in Sociology and a third in Music theory with emphasis in Sound Recording and Music Business.
Majority of his radio experience is appreciated in the San Francisco (S.F.) Bay Area, CA territory (Radio market #4). After five years of S.F. radio, he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree (MBA) while working as the General Sales Manager (GSM) for Gospel 1190AM KDYA Radio (A.K.A.Boss of the Bay).
CSUC is where he learned the fundamentals of sound recording, music production and the art of managing of a few small local music groups . "My favorite on campus experiences were long and late night music studio sessions spent in the CSUC music recording studio’s. A place where I could write, record and produce," says Jones. Another favorite college job was as a paid Internship in A.S Presents where he served as the CSUC Popular Concerts Coordinator. In this position he was inspired to schedule, promote and present many diverse entertainment groups including yet not limited to; Legendary Hip Hop Artist, the Sugar Hill Gang, Whodini, A lighter Shade of Brown, Frank Black and the Catholics, Lit, and local Rap sensation "the Jump Out Boyz!"
One week after graduating CSUC, Tommy interned at legendary Bill Graham Presents (BGP) of San Francisco, CA in the departments of accounting and finance. To help make ends meet he secured a second job opportunity at Virgin Records, San Francisco.
Soon thereafter, Tommy joined the #1 ranked sports radio station in America KNBR 680 FM radio, “the Sports leader” in a position as a sales support agent for 12 Account Executives. Here is where he wrote numerous successful radio show proposals, campaigns and strategic partnerships for Fortune 500 companies seeking to establish intimate brand name association with legendary sports brands; the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders and Stanford Football. He is honored to have also worked for Susquehanna Radio, CBS, Clear Channel, Diamond Radio and several others.
Tommy enjoys working with the Urban City Youth to inspire them to write and produce their own unique socially relevant works.
Sound and Camera
20 year old Jorge Morales started his quest to become a film maker while after taking his first college film making class. He has been on many film sets and has functioned in just about every role including playing the role of supporting characters. His favorite word is "ACTION" and he prides himself in making a major difference in his community through film making.
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Sound and Camera
19 year Lamar McAdoo discovered his passion for film making while on the set of "the Praise Dancer" - an Urban City Youth production. His good looks and ability to deliver improvised comedy beats as an extra is expected by many (above the line) to take him to the next level in film making and/or acting.
Rachel Bujalski is a professional photographer who works throughout Los Angeles, CA. Also the Executive Director of the Mirror Mirror project. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Bujalski moved to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue her career as a documentary photographer. Bujalski’s photography work largely examines the lifestyles and personalities of people living on the fringes of society that make up American culture today. Her work has been published in National Geographic PROOF, InStyle, Wired, and Vice. In 2013, she started The Mirror, Mirror Project, where she pairs professional artists with youth to create portraits of each other. She partners with UCY to promote workshops for the Visual Arts and REAL Artistic Expression on a Canvass... with paint brushes.
Michael Lincoln joined Urban City Youth in March 2014 as Volunteer Coordinator and Operations Manager. He took a special interest in analyzing the Urban City Youth radio show production chain and in doing so implemented a more effective way to teach many more youth in Los Angeles to become "Brilliant in the Basics" of radio show production. He is now recognized at the UCY headquarters as an official Urban City Youth LEGEND! And is Highlighted and showcased as such around the Urban City youth recording studios. A loving father, husband and devout member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is missed everyday. We love Brother Michael Lincoln and will continue to implement his wishes for continual improvement to all systems at Urban City Youth Los Angeles. He crafted a radio production system that remains a Blessing to UCY students!