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I Believe in Approaching Things from a Place of Possibility. If We Lose Hope, Then We Have Nothing.

By Quintin Williams, #LwC2018

August 9, 2018

JustLeadershipUSA and LwC keep me hopeful as well.

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I am the Policy Coordinator for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition in Los Angeles.

By Kent Mendoza #LwC2018

May 17, 2018

We provide hundreds of formerly incarcerated people with mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education.

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Real Reform Means that I Can Tell My 8 Year Old Daughter Miracle that She Doesn’t Have to be Afraid Anymore of Walking While Black

By Shanequa Charles, #LwC2018

May 3, 2018

JLUSA’s Leading with Conviction training compares to nothing I’ve ever been a part of.

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Our Life Experiences Have Greater Value and Power than Anyone Else’s in Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform

By Darwin Hamilton, #LwC2018

April 26, 2018

When people wonder why I fight for criminal justice reform I explain that I have been both convicted of crime and a victim of crime.

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When You Reach the Edges of Your Imagination, What is it that You Want for Yourself and the People that You Love?

By Grace Gámez, #LwC2018

March 20, 2018

LwC is a space where you don’t have to explain either the pain of shame and stigma or the passion for your work.

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I Felt there Was a Missing Element in the Struggle of Young Black Youth, and that was Having a Mentor

By Hakim Crampton, #LwC2018

March 9, 2018

LwC isn’t so much about teaching you about leadership; It’s really about how to conduct yourself as a leader.

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No Two Stories are Exactly the Same, But Everyone is Coming to the Table

By Michael King, #LwC2018

February 23, 2018

To say that I was blown away by my first Leading with Conviction forum would be an understatement.

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If You’re Tired of the Same and You Wanna Make a Difference, it’s Time to Be the Change

By SaulPaul, #LwC2018

February 20, 2018

I’ve lived long enough to see some cycles repeat and I’ve seen some things change that people probably thought were permanent. But things can change!

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I had the audacity to believe that a prison sentence was not going to ruin my life

By Teresa Hodge, #LwC2015

April 9, 2015

When Teresa Hodge entered prison to serve a 70-month sentence for a white collar conviction, she was determined not to let it ruin...