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Announcing: AVNU Manager – Omer Ismael



Omer Ismael

“For years I have spent my energy learning how to best support the city’s youth as I have, or haven’t been supported in the past. Born and raised in Scarborough, I worked within varying arts organizations serving Toronto’s youth, while attending York University for Development Studies and Political Science. Throughout my work and education I strive to shift the ways in which youth engage with traditional education, and help guide them as they make their learning, their own. When I am not trying to channel my inner Horace Mann, I could be found basking in the auditory brilliance in the form of stand up comedy, podcasts, and good ol’ Hip Hop.”

Omer is responsible for the management and oversight of the AVNU Collaborative. As well as working with the AVNU team and its partners to develop and implement strategies for future growth of the collaborative.