Chief of Staff
Born and raised in Buffalo NY East side, LaVar has been involved in activisim since a pre teen. Lavars first taste of activism was through his time working for the buffalo challenger at 12. Reading the weekly newspaper he sold everyday gave him insights into the problems of the city and as an adult he would use his skills and connections as a record promoter and indie label VP to organize concerts for community oriented events. Lavar has worked with the Buffalo literacy campaign, Push Buffalo, Albright Knox art gallery, Verve dance studio, Buffalo State College and the University of Buffalo. LaVar has organized various city to city and cross country tours, Internship programs for the University of Buffalo, mentorship camps, and partnerships with car company Scion, as well as various local businesses. Leaving Buffalo in 2008 LaVar has used these last 13 years out of state to raise a family but has continued his community activist approach in both business and government.
My name is Brittany Lowe. I am the treasurer here at Home Beneath Our Feet. I have 10 years of banking experience. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my husband and three kids doing puzzles and watching movies. I love to cook, play board games and read. The Home Beneath Our Feet’s mission is dear to my heart. I think helping our youth find their way in this world is so important for our future generation.
Kadijah McKenzie is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY and her Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo. Kadijah is currently working towards earning her clinical license. Her education and career have always been focused on her passion for working with children, adolescents, and families. Kadijah currently works as a Behavioral Intervention Specialist where she provides support to children with disabilities and their families throughout Western NY. Kadijah believes that children who grow up in vulnerable households should be viewed through a trauma-informed lens and need positive social engagement and emotional support in order to be the best version of themselves.