Corey DePina is an accomplished rapper, a skilled workshop and program facilitator, and a longtime participant in ZUMIX programs. He has done workshops on the history of hip-hop, creative writing and Performance at numerous city-wide agencies. Corey’s professional career outside of academia includes serving on the committee and hosting Critical Breakdown, Boston’s largest and longest-running all-ages open mic event. He also has considerable experience as a freelance facilitator for local and national nonprofits, schools and community centers. Corey was influential in helping ZUMIX develop its award-winning curriculum, which was nationally recognized by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 2011. In 2015, Corey completed The Institute for Nonprofit Management certificate program at Boston University. In 2019, he was a recipient of the 2019 Institute for Nonprofit Management Change Maker Award. In 2020, Corey Founded the FOGO Project and was a recipient of the 2020 State House Black Excellence on the Hill award.