Our Mission

NOMO (New Options More Opportunities) Foundation’s mission is to provide a safe space for youth and young adults to develop positive life skills and nurture their potential to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Vision

Instead of getting stuck on problems and problem prevention, we move to nurturing positive outcomes; we focus on what young people need to thrive. From reacting to problems and needs, we become pro-active. We move from targeting young people either high risk or gifted to planning and creating opportunities for all young people. Instead of looking at young people as recipient of services and programs, we look at young people as resources, as partners who can make valuable contributions in planning and implementing activities. This also means we are moving from programs to a more community wide network of learning opportunities, interactions and activities.


Our Locations

NOMO North

North Philadelphia (Headquarters)

925 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

NOMO Vocational Training Center
South Philadelphia 

1212 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19146

NOMO Transitional Housing
West Philadelphia (Currently under development)


Philadelphia, PA 19104

Our Leadership


Rickey Duncan,
CEO & Executive Director

​Email: Rickey

Rickey is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. he is also leads fundraising, marketing, and community outreach efforts.​


Monique Curry-Mims, MBA, MSED
Chief Operating Officer

Email: Monique


As Principal Consultant of Civic Capital Consulting, Monique is contracted as Interim Chief Development Officer of NoMo Foundation. 

In this capacity she brings almost 20 years of nonprofit management and development experience, assisting NoMo's Executive Director and COO in establishing and implementing development strategies that will sustainably impact NoMo and the communities they serve.


Chanice Smith,
Chief Programming Officer

Email: Chanice


Chanice oversees resource allocation, services, program, courses and curriculums for the youth of the program.

Chanice has a bachelors in Sociology, and a Master's in non-profit management and leadership. She has spent the last 15 years of her life, working with the youth of Philadelphia. She is dedicated to meeting the needs of our young people, from a development perspective. She is geared towards the socioemotional and intellectual growth of our youth. ​



Dawan Williams,
Restorative Justice

Email:  Dawan

Dawan is responsible for Initiating and setting goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of NOMO. He is also responsible for planning the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes. Dawan reports directly to the Executive Director.


Felicia Pendleton,
Community and Family Engagement

Email: Felicia

As the Family and Communication Engagement Director, Felicia serves as a liaison with NoMo’s Community Partners, ensuring that NoMo youth are able to fulfill their goals and build successful relationships with mentors, peers, job placement and training sites, and their families.  

Board of Directors

Dr. Jean Wright, Deputy Commissioner, Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) | Board Chairman 

Samuel Staten Jr., Business Manager, Local 332 | Board Vice Chairman 

Scott Davis, Vice President, HUB International Insurance | Board Treasurer

Ryan Boyer, Business Manager, Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council

Timothy Curtis, World Renowned Artist 

Rickey Duncan, Executive Director, NoMo Foundation 

Anton Moore, Founder, Unity in The Community