GALS Program Coordinator, First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
For more than 20 years, Crystal Wyatt has focused her personal and professional efforts on the research and service needs of families affected by health disparities, including HIV/STD, diabetes, trauma, community violence and incarceration. A native of Philadelphia, Ms. Wyatt has supported various community-based research projects locally and across the country. She has conducted community research at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Drexel University School of Public Health and Temple University College of Public Health. Moreover, she is the former owner of Ride and Rebuild, LLC, a social justice service providing transportation for families to visit an incarcerated loved one in Pennsylvania state prisons. Her focus is currently on the impact of trauma on the mental health of women supporting an incarcerated loved one. She is a steering committee member of the Philadelphia ACEs Task Force and the recipient of the Black Women Being Award from Safety Pin Box a social justice organization dedicated to honoring women who serve their community. She was the recipient of the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center Impact Award for the creation of Ride and Rebuild and in 2018 the finalist of the Scattergood Foundation Innovation Award for the creation of the Real Resilience Program. She also received a Mural for her work with the incarcerated community from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Ms. Wyatt is currently merging her transportation service with the resiliency empowerment program into a non-profit organization to serve women and girls impacted by incarceration.