Some of Phillip  Philanthropic  leadership activities include Board of Director activities, supporting causes that mentor youth or early career professionals, or using technology to solve societal problems.

Projects with Impact


Founded and implemented a social engagement platform called Practical Academics (pacademics) that focused on coupling community organizations with academic teams.


Funded by 3M and recipient of Michigan Campus Compact Faculty Service Learning award

Similing Team
Typing with Prosthetic Hand

Its is an online global community of “Digital Humanitarian” volunteers from all over the world who are using their 3D printers to make free and low-cost prosthetic upper limb devices for children and adults in need.


The open-source designs created by e-NABLE Volunteers help those who were born missing their fingers and hands or who have lost them due to war, natural disaster, illness or accidents


Black Boys Code is a non-profit organization with 11 chapters across Canada, and one in the USA (with future expansions to come).

Our Mission is to improve the future of Black youth through education in computer science and technology.


We are inspiring a generation of Black youth to take control of their future and become tomorrow’s digital creators and technological innovators. We do that by helping them develop digital literacy and computer competence—the foundation of a path towards a career in technology.


Our Vision is for Black youth to identify the skills and talents they possess so that they can realize their full potential, preparing them for success as tomorrow’s technology leaders and innovators.

We give Black youth the training and tools to create their own futures and thrive in the innovation economy.