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Lyn Dyson 

Founder of MMTI

Multi-Media Training Institute

   Established in 1982, Multi-Media Training Institute (MMTI) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit community-based organization located in the District of Columbia’s Ward 7 MMTI was founded by Lyn Dyson to engage and inspire youth and young adults to realize and achieve their full potential. Dyson believes that critical and creative thinking will give them a voice, providing them with the tools necessary for success. 


Jeffrey A. Banks, the vice president of commercial services at United Bank in the District, has been volunteering with District-based community organizations for decades and continues to be amazed at how serving others can be so fulfilling. Banks serves as the chair of the D.C. Financial Literacy Council, co-chair of the Office of the State Superintendent of School’s, DC Career Academy Network and holds several board memberships for organizations based in the Greater Washington area. For his community work, Banks, who holds a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Cincinnati, has been honored by local non-profits including the National Urban League, the Collective Empowerment Group and Cease Fire and now he will be part of the MMTI Family

Ameer Dyson is a talented Artist, Cameraman and business owner of Looking Glass Lounge, with a degree in film from Full Sail University. Dyson has a decade in the music and film industry under his belt with which will be welcomed by the MMTI Team.

Board Members

Background and Mission Statement

Established in Multi-Media Training Institute (MMTI), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization, located in Ward 7 that was established in 1982 to engage and inspire District of Columbia (DC), youth and young adults to achieve their full potential and give them a voice and tools they need to address any life challenges that they might face over the course of their lifetime. The mission of Multi-Media Training Institute is to empower youth and young adults to creatively use the media arts (including video and radio production, technical theater, journalism/news writing, arts administration, job readiness, and digital marketing) to critically analyze, confidently express and qualitatively document their voices. MMTI was founded by Lyn Dyson, President in 1982, to be a means by which young people are taught to critically analyze, dream and produce how they see their world using the transformation tools of the MMTI program.

MMTI Vision Statement

Within the next three years, MMTI envisions a Media Multi-Cultural Center that will house training facilities along with a 300 seat theater. We plan to host MMTI workshops in multiple cities within the year, establishing a network of training programs in concert with other community based programs. 


Address: 5073 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20019, USA

This is the new home for Multi-Media Training Institute.

Multi-Media Training Institute (MMTI)


Office Number: 202-464-5020 

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