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Chiwishi A.

Founder & Executive Director
Philadelphia, PA, USA


Chiwishi Joy Abney is the Founder & Director of Five Loaves & Two Fish Unlimited- HERO Inc. aka HERO.
Chiwishi thrives while she is supporting young people manifest their dreams.

HERO educates, empowers and equips Philadelphia 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 contributed to the exponential growth and development of some of the regions' most notable non profit organizations.

As lead teacher, consultant and youth development practitioner, she is committed to continued collaborations for social change as well as the spiritual and economic development of our nation's youth and young adults.

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

Please Follow HERO on Instagram @herophilly. Join the movement of thriving families and debt-free college grads as we carry out our goal to bring Philly's first youth led catering tribe @youngheroscook to equip one million youth to earn cash for college, thrive beyond their trauma and pursue their goals!