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Prentiss Haney

Prentiss Haney is Co-Executive Director of the OOC. He is a veteran community organizer and strategist whose work has been featured in The Guardian, MSNBC, The Daily Beast, and Blavity. In 2019, Prentiss stepped into leadership at the OOC after previously serving as the Executive Director of the Ohio Student Association.

Prentiss started organizing with Organizing for America, registering students and building campus teams across the state. He then joined the Ohio Student Association to continue building student power, serving in various capacities from training coordinator to regional team lead, communication director and more. Prentiss has trained hundreds of leaders in grassroots organizing, leading racial justice, criminal justice and higher education campaigns across the state.

In 2017, he co-founded the Midwest Culture Lab as an urgent political intervention needed to center and support young artists of color as trusted communicators, organizers and cultural strategists with the intent of increasing youth civic participation during elections. He is a 2018 graduate of Rockwood Leadership Institute and 2019 Transforming Justice Fellow with the Ohio Transformation Fund.

Prentiss earned his B.A. in urban affairs at Wright State University. He currently lives in Cincinnati, OH.