Our Story

"Education must focus on personalized learning and advocacy, so students are empowered with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully reach their goals."

Dr. Tank

       TANK EdDucates LLC is dedicated to culturally responsive pedagogy and life skills education, specifically targeting disadvantaged populations. Our organization utilizes a student-centered approach to teaching, training, and mentoring which identifies individuals' cultural strengths to promote cultural education, learning engagement, and outcomes. We support students, school districts, faculty, colleges/universities, government agencies, community stakeholders, and organizations.


       The organization was founded by Dr. Emmanuel Cherilien, an Education Specialist (Ed.D.) with over 20 years of experience in the field of education and leadership. Dr. Cherilien also known as "Dr. Tank" currently serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Partnership Schools in Camden County, NJ. He is a certified DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) coach and motivational speaker focused on dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. He is also a professor, education consultant, and the director of T.A.N.K Mentoring Program for all 21 counties in New Jersey (assisting ex-offenders with re-entry success). He brings extensive expertise in a broad range of subjects including servant leadership, social emotional learning, and social justice.​ Dr. Cherilien’s research on college access in underserved communities inspired the formation of TANK EdDucates LLC.

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Malcolm X

Our Mission

The mission of TANK EdDucates LLC is to change lives through education by promoting culturally responsive pedagogy and life skills education, specifically targeting underserved populations.

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower at-risk communities and organizations to achieve their goals through culturally responsive strategies.



Ms. Murphy, Teacher of the Year

Thank you for adding fuel to the fire that we are trying to keep burning in the lives of our students. Your message was right on time with what we are currently teaching in class. Phoebus High School truly appreciates you for taking the time out to speak to us.

Ms. Rizzo, Hampton Schools

Dr. Tank spoke to some of our young scholars this afternoon and I was so impressed. He keeps it real and gives real, meaningful insight. Thank you Dr. Tank, grateful to have been a part of it. 

Jody Sedrick, CEO Zenware

Dr. Tank's passion for education is contagious. Whether he 's leading a seminar or a class he pushes you to think deeper. Dr. Tank is not only thinking outside of the box, he's tearing down antiquated views of education and extending the box to capture the minds of the next generation.