Linda Lewis is a native of Brooklyn, New York and has been a resident of Philadelphia for the past 29 years. Her long standing love for African American history began at an early age as she had a thirst of knowledge of her heritage. She is the Senior Advisor of Philadelphia Youth Action, Inc. (www.youthactionteam.org), a student-led non-profit that inspires youth to lead and provides them with the resources and support to serve their communities. She is a dedicated and passionate community volunteer and received the 2005 Volunteer Award from the Tavis Smiley Foundation. Ms. Lewis is a member of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church where she serves on the Cancer Survivors and Support Ministry. She is the mother of two adult daughters and two precious grandchildren.