The Hive is a youth-centered community that holistically supports a young person's transition into adulthood
a more just future
We believe that tangible investments in the diverse needs of young people can reverse the intergenerational trauma caused by systemic racism and solve our community's most pressing issues.
We will ultimately develop a campus to serve the holistic needs of young people transitioning into adulthood.
THE HIVE MENTALITY
This work is just as much about shifting cultures as it is providing high-quality, community-based direct services. We're guiding by seven main values.
"I am because we are.” We value our ancestors and pathmakers of the past and present while nurturing our young. We understand that the health of the individual is related to the health of the community.
Our Staff & Board
We are a Black-led, intergenerational, and multi-racial community that believes in a world where all young people feel like they belong and have the resources they need to become independent, healthy, and thriving adults.
Gina Lyles, she/her
Founder & Executive Director
Artist and emcee, youth empowerment coach, and visionary leader of The Hive, Gina leverages her lived experience to champion justice transformation. She is from Richmond and has been a fierce youth advocate locally and nationally for almost a decade. Gina previously co-directed the national cultural organizing project Performing Statistics.
Taekia Glass, she/her
The Hive President
Taekia practiced architecture for 12 years before switching to a career in the nonprofit arts sector. She was previously the Program Director for ART 180 and currently works alongside her husband Hamilton Glass on public art projects, including Mending Walls RVA.
Abu Ngauja, he/they
The Hive Secretary
Abu is a talent experience strategist, equity and belonging advisor, and sometimes poet, currently based in Amsterdam where he is the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy lead at Deliveroo. Prior to that, he was the first ever associate director of talent engagement and inclusion at The Martin Agency.
Trey Hartt, he/him
Cofounder & Managing Director
Trey is an antiracist, cultural organizer with roots in theatre who believes abolishing all systems of criminalization and control are necessary for a just and safer society. He previously co-directed the national cultural organizing project Performing Statistics. Trey has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
Gloria Gravlin, she/her
The Hive Treasurer
Gloria has been at Capital One for more than two decades currently as the Director for the Card Social Mobility Team focused on creating access and investing in structure and leadership to drive mobility and accountability. She is the National Lead for Capital One’s Black Business Resource Group and is an Aspen Institute Business & Society Fellow.
Kim Young, she/her
Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an unwavering commitment to working alongside at promise youth, families, and communities. Beyond The Hive, Kim is passionate about mentoring the next generation of Black social workers, reclaiming rest, moving with ease, and trap music.
Becca Richardson, she/her
Becca spent 15 years working across the financial services spectrum, including private equity, municipal bonds, and mutual funds, before entering a career in nonprofit community development. Becca hails from a working-class, multigenerational household outside of Boston and is passionate about people and communities.
Anais Wyche, she/they
Program Manager, Young Innovator Squad
Anais manages The Hive’s Young Innovator Squad and is a long-time advocate and service provider for and with the LGBTQ community, most recently providing LGBTQ youth with housing. Richmond born and raised, Anais is an avid reader, amazing chef, and plays multiple instruments.