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Chiwishi A.

Founder & Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Biography

Chiwishi Joy Abney is the Founder & Director of Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. aka HERO.
She is fixed on helping young people discover their goals and manifest their dreams.

HERO educates, empowers and equips Philly youth to graduate college debt- free,
build strong families and build their communities.

Chiwishi is currently partnered with Art -Reach,
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, The Church of Christian Compassion and most recently became certified by The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives as a Penn Community Scholar.

An award winning chef, certified by The National Restaurant Association and graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.
Chiwishi is also a fierce youth advocate, trained by Penn's Netter Center, Non- Profit Institute.

Chiwishi is obsessed with providing a financial escape for families to avoid student loans, while curating Philly's first youth run catering company!

Prior to founding HERO, Chiwishi has contributed to the exponential growth and development of some of the regions' most notable non profit organizations. Serving diverse populations from Philadelphia to Chinatown and the Mainline.

As a chef, lead teacher, culinary instructor, and consultant, Chiwishi is known to serve in women's and youth ministry and participates in marches against injustices and police brutality because Black Lives Matter!
She is committed to continued collaborations for social change as well as the spiritual and economic development of philly youth!

Chiwishi has been married to her best friend Larry for 21 years! They are blessed to parent two amazing daughters.

Follow HERO on Instagram @herophilly @iamaherogirl and join the HERO movement as Philly's first youth led catering experience @youngheroscook equips one thousand Philly youth to earn cash for college!!!