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emanuel woods

Emanuel’s passion to work with youth and help develop community emanates from his own story of growing up in a broken home. In his youth, he experienced homelessness, hunger, and academic challenges. Despite these disadvantages, he was able to overcome the odds with support from teachers, coaches and mentors. Understanding the value of investing in a child’s life, Emanuel has dedicated his life to helping others reach their full potential.

Over the last four years, Emanuel had been the High School Director at Hope for Opelousas in Opelousas, Louisiana. He is excited to follow God’s plan, as he continues to strive to help shape the youth and local community while interning at Common Ground Montgomery.

Emanuel is a native of Rome, Georgia. He and his wife, Nasia, moved into Washington Park during the summer of 2018. In addition to youth and community development, Emanuel loves athletics, designing t-shirts, and spending time with family. On any given Saturday in the Fall, you can be sure to hear him shouting “Roll Tide” from down the street.