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About Us



Ron Johnson, Founder & Executive Director

Abu Nasim, Ph.D., Director of Research & Curriculum

Donovan Howes, Art Direcor of Animation & Illustration

Taleel Fong, Gabe Harbison, and Jimmy Quiroz, the Animators

Kenny Velez, Original Illustrator



Jason H.P. Kravitt, Partner at Mayer Brown, LLP

Adrienne Sneed-Byers, Chair of Newark YMCA Board of Trustees

Elizabeth Stoeber, Brain Balance Summit, NJ Center Director & Owner

Lynwood Oglesby, Executive Director of Newark Council for the Arts

Arthur B. Powell, Ph.D., Rutgers Department of Urban Education Chair

Scafford G. Simmonds, Jr. Managing Principal, Brown-Hall Gardner, Inc.


OUR INSPIRATION comes from the compassion to heal the conditions of life in America’s low income communities. We are motivated to take positive action. We aim to create new and improved causes. Esteem Engine is an enterprising company with offerings, all for the wellbeing of our nation and world.

OUR VISION of a mission accomplished is to see an end of poor academic performance, poverty, and crime in low income urban communities.

is to empower preschool and elementary school aged children wih character values, life-skills, and self-esteem.

OUR STRATEGY is to offer research based curricula and products and services with the purpose of developing character values and cultivating effective parenting skills. As an enterprising non-profit, Esteem Engine will market educational and life skills entertainment, children’s books, electronic media, toys, and apparel - all with the expressed purpose of accomplishing our mission and realizing our vision.

WE BELIEVE each child in our community, in our nation, and on our planet has a huge challenge before them. Children are the change WE want to see in the world. Each child must hold all grownups accountable for guiding them.

JOIN US! You are the thousands of students, educators, community based organizations, members of academia, government, and corporations, and the philanthropists. Be inspired. Hold Esteem Engine accountable for achieving our mission – your mission! Join us in this bold endeavor to see that every child meets the challenge to make a change in the world that is long overdue

Esteem Engine, Inc. is a 501(3)c non-profit corporation incorporated in New Jersey.


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