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3900 SW 63rd blvd
Gainesville, Florida 32608

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” -Nelson Mandela


Meet your instructors:


Nyima Porter, MSW

Nyima grew up in poverty and is now an  educator and youth advocate. She founded Concrete Dreamers as social enterprise to assist organizations and schools in addressing social problems with innovative trainings. Nyima has over 20 years of experience working with youth and adults. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work Community Engagement, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Certificate of Nonprofit Management, and a Minor Degree in Recreational Programs.  The depth of her work experience in nonprofit capacity building, curriculum development, facilitation, program development, and grant management offers you the opportunity to hire a contract trainer who is comfortable and successful when working with diverse populations. 

Visit her website: Concrete Dreamers, LLC.


Shernee Bellamy, M.Ed.

Shernee "Shay" Bellamy is a community coordinator in Gainesville Florida, and co-owner of Concrete Dreamers. She recently completed a master's degree in English and Language Arts from Mercyhurst University. She also holds a B.F.A in Theatre, minor degree in Speech Communications, served two years in AmeriCorps, and has over 10 years of experience teaching students K - College. Taking from her personal experiences as a black female who grew up in poverty, Shernee uses Experiential Learning Design to develop innovative lessons for audiences. Her passion from theater enhances each lesson using role play and team building. She stands firm in her conviction that this curriculum is best taught by black women. Her goal is to empower more people of color to enter the Education Sector; where our voices are often absent.

View Shernee's latest Publication: Black Women Teachers and Youth, Bellamy 2019 at


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