Program Team

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Meet our Instructors

Andre Maximum

Andre Maximum is a Youth Development Specialist, Community Developer and Martial Arts therapy practitioner. He is the Co-Founder of Goshin Kai Academy and a former private investigator and investigator for the City of New York. He has been a CW Site Director and Community Leader for over 5 years. 

Anna Pleskow

Anna Pleskow has settled in New Orleans after living in Virginia, California, Texas, Utah, and New Delhi, India. Since graduating Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in 2017, Anna has completed two Americorps service years and deepened her daily art practice of drawing, embroidery and photography. 

Derrika Odom

Derrika “De-De” Odom went to college in Hattiesburg, MS at the University of Southern Mississippi. De-De holds a bachelor of arts degree in music with an emphasis in opera performance with a theater minor and has taught and worked with youth for 10 years both as a music/theater teacher and as an ESL teacher. 

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