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Monica Haslip

Founder & Executive Director, Little Black Pearl
Monica Haslip is one of the nation’s youngest founders of a community-based arts organization and a respected leader in the fields of youth advocacy, community arts and cultural development. Monica is the founder and executive director of the Little Black Pearl, an innovative neighborhood arts and community development program designed to expose youth and adults to the vast contributions of the arts to American culture. In addition, Haslip led Little Black Pearl in the opening of Options Laboratory School in September 2011, a charter school offering an arts and technology based curriculum to at-risk high school youth.