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Systems-impacted leaders in Chicago join one of the largest ever Emerging Leaders™ trainings in JLUSA history

February 16, 2024

Nearly 100 systems-impacted leaders joined JustLeadershipUSA at Grace and Peace Church in Chicago, Illinois, on February 2-3 for one of the largest Emerging Leaders™ trainings in the organization’s 10-year history. Through JLUSA’s IACET certification, 84 participants received a certificate for participation and 1.2 CEUs for completing both days of the training.

JLUSA will choose six attendees who have completed the training and filled out an application to receive a one-year grant to amplify their work as formerly incarcerated leaders in the Chicagoland area to advance comprehensive racial equity and economic mobility within their communities.

Thank you to Chicago Beyond, G.O.D. (Giving Others Dreams), Illinois Alliance for Reentry & Justice, Illinois Coalition to End Permanent Punishments, Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Life Impacters Foundation, McClurge Media, National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated, the Women’s Justice Institute Reclamation Project, and Leading with Conviction™ (LwC) alumni Celia Colon (LwC 2018), Marlon Chamberlain (LwC 2019), Avalon Betts-Gaston (LwC 2022), Cedric Frison (LwC 2023), and Paul Rothschild (LwC 2024 participant) for partnering with us on this event!


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