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Yafinceio ‘Big B’ Harris

Connections Coordinator

Yafinceio 'Big B' Harris

‘Big B’ was born and raised in Osceola, Arkansas but for the last several years has called Kalamazoo home. Struggling through an early life of poverty, B became a member of the Gangster Disciples gang and got caught up in a life of crime. Eventually that life landed him in prison. Happily, that was just a chapter in B’s life and not the whole story. B credits several people for seeing beyond the life he was living and helping him step into the life he wanted, a life of hope, for himself and for others. B says one of his goals is to ‘keep positively changing myself so I can make a positive impact on the world.’ B came to Urban Alliance in November 2020 after stints at Integrated Services for Kalamazoo, Barclay Hills Alternative School, and Oakland House. B loves living in the Edison neighborhood with his children.