Member Profile: James Bryson
2017 Pride in Peoria Award Winner
NAWDP Member James Bryson, New Millennium Institute in Peoria, Illinois,
was recognized by community leadership for his efforts in partnering and collaborating with many non-profit organizations and businesses along with his life skills and job readiness boot camp initiative which successfully developed a talent pipeline of job ready applicants to employers.
In 2016, the business website Wall Street 24/7 ranked the Peoria region the worst place for blacks to live in America; the city ranked sixth on the same list in 2015. City leaders have started community conversations to determine what should be done to address disparity and improve conditions for all. Until action happens, Bryson is taking the lead.