The Community Educational Network (CEN) is a platform for people who aspire to improve the human condition. This website will feature a multitude of people from many backgrounds that can contribute useful information related to their particular expertise. We are a team of four with more to join as time progresses.

                                               CEN Team



Code Advocate

Rashaki Maskani is an educator of twenty-five years, teaching primarily high school math and an author of perspective writings.   He is a husband of twenty plus years, father, and grandfather. Rashaki has a background in sports and recreation, primarily basketball.


Podcast Host

Professor Amen Rahh is a retired professor of Black Studies at California State University at Long Beach and a retired professor of Ethnic Studies and Social Science at Compton Community College in Compton California. Mr. Rahh formally served as board member of Compton Community College, board of Compton Unified School District and formally served as Councilperson for the City of Compton.

In 1970, at age 22, Professor Rahh was appointed the Position of Head Administrator of a reconstituted Black Studies Department at Cal State Long Beach.

Professor Amen Rahh is a husband, father, grandfather, and a mentor/consultant of many individuals who he helped graduate from college and continue to advise currently.


Podcast Host

Joe Hembrick is just another Brother from the neighborhood of Harbor City and Compton California. Joe Hembrick is an educator who taught, served as an administrator and coached in a span of thirty-nine years. He graduated from Compton High School in 1971, attended Los Angeles Southwest College, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, and California State University Dominguez Hills. He has an AA and BA degree in History, Teaching and Administrative Credentials in Education, and a Masters Degree in Education Administration.

Joe Hembrick has an extensive football coaching tenure from 1976 to 2000. He coached at Los Angeles Southwest and Compton College, and Lynwood and Centennial High Schools, all in California.
Joe Hembrick professes that “all of the so-called academic institutions provided job training, but my Real education was obtained at Eso Won Book Store and from various libraries in Southern California”.


Technical Director

J.S. Nelson has a strong background in film/tv production, media and pc technical support.