To know I’ve given a voice to people who consider themselves voiceless is huge for me.
April 17, 2019
Leading with Conviction is transformational.
I want to leverage technology to end mass incarceration.
March 18, 2019
When I was only fifteen years old, I was sentenced to eight years in prison and sent to a maximum security facility hours away from my home.
We are people who were caught up in the system and made it out, and now we get to be the voice for other people.
March 6, 2019
I can’t talk about Leading with Conviction without crying because I’m just so grateful to be a part of this cohort.
You’re Born with Either a Fight or Flight Response, And Luckily I was Born with the Fight Response. I’ve Been Fighting Since I was a Child.
November 19, 2018
The best thing I got from Leading with Conviction is I’m never alone. There’s always someone I can reach out to across the country.
What’s at the top of my agenda now is my role as the new criminal justice columnist with ‘Creators Syndicate.’
I’ve carved out an area in thought leadership, so my advocacy comes in challenging assumptions.
Everybody I Know and Loved is in a Cage and I’m Never Going to Be Okay With That
October 19, 2018
That’s what we’re trying to do--use media to shift culture.
I still feel a sense of amazement when I look at where I am today.
October 1, 2018
The Leading with Conviction training is excellent, and the coaching I received from David was pivotal...
You’re born either with a fight or flight response, and luckily I was born with the fight response. I’ve been fighting since I was a child.
For me, Leading with Conviction has been life-changing.
I’ve been out of prison for fifteen years, but I have been reconvicted over and over again because of my criminal record.
September 20, 2018
Over those years I received multiple job offers, but as soon as the employers did a background check, the offers were rescinded, one by one.
I’m the founder and president of the National Workforce Opportunity Network.
We are a fully integrated workforce development and career placement for-profit agency serving individuals with barriers to gainful employment.
It’s My Mission to Reengage the Faith Community with Returning Citizens on a Nationwide Basis
September 13, 2018
To be in a room with 30 other leaders has been literally life changing.
I Consider All of the Children Who Are Living in Detention Facilities, Group Homes, and Foster Care to Be My Siblings
The Leading with Conviction training has been a life-changing experience.
I am the National Youth Partnership Strategist for the Youth First Initiative.
August 30, 2018
We are committed to ending youth incarceration, closing youth prisons, and investing in community-based programs, services and opportunities.
I was committed to being an asset to my community instead of a liability.
I have worked in human services for many years with the hungry, homeless and formerly incarcerated.
I want to leave a legacy of humanizing this thing called justice.
I served 14 years in New York State prisons, and it was while I was incarcerated in the Woodbourne Correctional Facility that I discovered my passion