Prentiss Haney

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Prentiss Haney

Prentiss Haney lives in Fairborn, Ohio.[1] He is a Lead Trainer with Momentum. He also is the Executive Director of the Ohio Student Association. Prentiss has worked to continue to strengthen and build youth power in OSA over the year, playing roles ranging from training coordinator, regional team lead, to communication director. He has developed campus teams, trained hundreds of leaders and led racial justice and higher education campaigns.

He is currently Co-Executive Director of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative. 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.[2]

2018 Election Debrief


November 14th, 2018. This interactive webinar will bring together people from across the national youth organizing field to discuss major takeaways from the 2018 midterm elections. We have an exciting intergenerational panel that will offer analysis of the election, share how their organizations are developing young people to lead electoral strategies, and answer questions from participants.

Speakers will include:



October 4, 2013, as soon as the Zimmerman verdict came through, Ohio Student Association jumped into action. Ohio legislators had just introduced Stand Your Ground in Ohio, and they were putting on the fast-track.

We organized a 500 person mass meeting > took 20 young leaders to DC for the MOW > hosted 3 organizing workshops on Power, Story of Self, and Non-vio...

With Stuart Desmond McIntyre, Alli Rigel, Nish Collins, MarShawn McCarrel, Natalie Yoon, Molly Shack, James Hayes, Amelia Hayes, Nakeya Walker, Malaya Lynch, Ed Bates, Ariel Miller, Alwiyah Shariff, Jennifer Sconyers, Aramis Malachi-Ture Sundiata, Prentiss Haney, Amaha Sellassie, Rachel Lee, Aricka Janay, Aliya Rahman and Joel Solow.

Ohio Student Association


January 2014, more than 50 young people from all across the state came to Columbus for the 1st retreat of the Ohio Student Association fellowship for Community Change. — with Stuart Desmond McIntyre , Emily Maher, Kelsey Deann, Stephanie J-Monay Yorgensen, Ilhan Dahir, Alwiyah Shariff, Aramis Malachi-Ture Sundiata, Geniro Dingle, Ryan Javery, Ronnette Jackson-Doane, Meg Hofmann, Molly Shack, James Hayes, Amelia Hayes, Malaya Lynch, Ariel Miller, Rachael Collyer, Renee Hagerty, Prentiss Haney, Megan Nicolle, Aricka Janay and Joel Solow.

Freedom Summer 2014


Amaha Sellassie June 7, 2014 ·

With Audrianna Melisa Milton, Christa Preston Agiro, Molly Shack, Anoop Chunchu, Heather Atkinson, Stuart Desmond McIntyre, Mariah Johnson, Jarvis E. Clark, Malaya Lynch, Darsheel Kaur, Senya Oji-Njideka, Kip Holley, DaMareo Cooper, Mike Tyler, Richard Clay Dixon, Sistufara W. Muhammad, Christy Rogers, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Rachel Lee, Megan Nicolle, Prentiss Haney, Criss Wilson, Cee Deezy, Anthony Brookshire, Kenneth A. Graham, Erica R. Bruton, Jacob Bauer, Christina Rowena, Brandon A. Whitehorn, Jamaica Siroky, Carl CJ Foster, Jovan Webster Tejumade, Alyssa Norman, Allante Booker, James Hayes, Mark Gavin, Sr., Erica Fields, Ndidi Achebe, Aramis Malachi-Ture Sundiata, Aricka Janay, Erin Evans, John Rogers, Marlon Shackelford and Joel Solow.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating they would attend, on Facebook included Prentiss Haney.[3]

Ohio Organizing Collaborative

In July 2017 Ryan Kreaps, Prentiss Haney, Kevin O'Donnell[4], Justine Latiano, Zach Roberts[5],[6] Lacey Elizabeth Hopkins[7], DaMareo Cooper, Molly Shack[8], Jasmine Ayres, Paul Graham, [9] were canvassers with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative.

Black Ideological Struggle Webinar

Black Ideological Struggle: Radical, Liberal, Conservative Public · Hosted by Sendolo Diaminah and Cazembe Jackson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Created for Black August Practice Group

Join Sendolo Diaminah for a conversation about why Black radicals can and must learn how to effectively engage liberal and conservative ideologies among our people.
September 2, 2017. Hey family! Here is the final recording from the Black August webinars! Sendolo Diaminah took lots of patience and creativity breaking down Black Ideological Struggle for us.[10]

Those invited Invited on Facebook included Prentiss Haney.

Democracy Alliance

Beyond Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future was a November 15, 2017 gathering of the Democracy Alliance.[11]

Opening remarks by National Education Association Executive Director and Democracy Alliance Board Chair John Stocks.

In every state where New American Majority-led organizations were fully funded to mobilize their communities In last year's election. these organizations overperformed. Yet the number of places where these organizations were funded to scale was minimal. If we know that New American Majority-led organizations can deliver votes, why are we not investing more in these organizations? This discussion will examine the reasons why New American Majority voters are staying home and the continued underinvestment in New American Majority led organizations

We'll first hear from SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry. New American Majority Fund Director Dave Montez will then lead a conversation with voices from the field including Ohio Student Association Executive Director Prentiss Haney, Virginia Black Leadership Organizing Collaborative Director, Marcia Price, Center for Community Change Action President and Center for Community Change Vice President Dorian Warren, and NextGen Climate Executive Vice President for Political Strategy Sky Gallegos exploring the barriers that exist. offer solutions worthy of investment, and address hard questions, including how we reconcile an approach that puts the New American Majority at the center of our progressive agenda that must unite the interests of many.[12]

Momentum trainers

Momentum trainers, as of April 2, 2018 included Prentiss Haney;[13]



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