Antoine Bennett, a 1996 graduate of YouthBuild Sandtown, is the Director of Outreach of New Song Community Church, and Interim Director of EDEN Jobs. EDEN Jobs, a job development and placement program that works hand in hand with Sandtown Habitat, has placed more than 2,000 Sandtown residents in jobs.
Mr. Bennett also serves on the Board of Directors of Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, is Vice President of the Sandtown Habitat Homeowners Association, and volunteers to build Habitat homes. A life-long resident of the Sandtown community, he became a Habitat homeowner in 1998. He recently started a new project called “Men of Valuable Action” (MOVA), a leadership and advocacy program for men who are ex-offenders, do not have high school credentials, and are also fathers. MOVA sponsors one-on-one counseling, G.E.D. referrals, job search assistance, and father-child activities
Mr. Bennett is a member of various Boards of Directors in addition to YouthBuild USA, including New Song Urban Ministries, New Song Family Health Services, and Martha’s Place. He is a frequent public speaker on panels that have included Al Gore, Colin Powell and Marian Wright Edelman.