Bonita Taylor is the President of Bonnies Community & Development Corporation.She is an entrepreneur who nurtures entrepreneurship through teaching sustainability skills (i.e. cooking, sewing, jewelry making and farming. Bonita has been providing health and nutrition education in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, and universities for over forty years. She holds s B.S. in General Dietetics from Cheyney State University and a M.S. in Health & Nutrition Education, from St. Joseph's University. Bonita is a community activist and Block Captain (since 2012). She has served the Philadelphia day care community as a Food Monitor Program Coordinator for over 18 years. She recently completed Sun Village Park Community Clean-Up Day as a recipient of a "Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful" grant. The project ignited a "community" that cares in a forgotten neighborhood.
The Leeway Foundation grant will afford the community children the opportunity to express their imagination and creativity through jewelry making. This project will also teach them the importance of preserving the Black culture and teach them entrepreneur skills.