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Frankie L. Gist is the Founder/CEO of HOPE Dealers Outreach. He was born and raised in the beautiful CIty of Winston-Salem, NC. Frankie went to Quality Education Academy of Winston-Salem and Went to North Carolina A&T University with a degree in Social Work and Minor in Public Speaking. Frankie serves as the Vice President of Young Democrats of Forsyth County, Founder of F.G. Enterprise LLC. Frankie received the Young Dreamer's Award from the Mayor of Winston-Salem, He received Young Leader of the Year in the City of Winston-Salem, and Received Educator of the year from Quality Education Academy. His mission is to uplift and give back to the people in his community.


Frankie is a traveling motivational speaker, life coach, and entrepreneur. He started HOPE Dealers Outreach in 2012 and has been pushing the vision ever since.


Frankie's motto is "Love isn't love until you give it away."

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Ethan King serves as the President, board chair, and internship coordinator of H.O.P.E. Dealers Outreach.

While King is a native of Detroit, King actively poured into the community of Winston-Salem for all six years of residency. King served the community through the Second Harvest Food Bank, HUSTLE Winston-Salem, the So-In Oil Company. Recently, King served on the host committee for the Winston-Salem Portrait Project’s Southwest Ward.

Ethan is the owner of Ethan King Photography and is passionate about mentoring others in the business of visual arts and photography.

King graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts Kenan Institute for the Arts' Creative Catalyst Program. King is also an alumnus of the City of Winston-Salem University and the Center for Creative Economy’s KINETIC Business Accelerator program.

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 RaQuan Thomas was born and raised in Winston Salem NC. Mr. Thomas graduated from Shaw University with BA Degree in Mass Communication and currently studying to receive Masters Degree in Public Relations at Full Sail University.

In July 2022,  Mr. Thomas was elected as Vice-President Elect of H.O.P.E. Dealers Outreach and August 1st 2022 Mr. Thomas begin serving on the Board Of Directors as a Board Member.


 'Mia X' Polk is a graduating senior in December 2022 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.


She was born and raised in Nashville, TN. She has been the Event Coordinator and Outreach Department, member since October 2021.


When not active in H.O.P.E. Dealers you can find her running her podcast The DoHer Podcast and giving Wellness services and resources with her page Faithful Temple Wellness.


She also serves as the vice-president of Active Minds of NCAT mental health org and Co-Founder of Tennessee Aggies. Mia's overall goal is to provide the best resources for people of color and overall complete wellness. 

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