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
I Have a Real Sense Each Day That the Things I’m Working on are Actually Going to Result in Meaningful Policy Change
August 9, 2018
The Leading with Conviction training is reinforcing the importance of building strong partnerships with grassroots leadership.
I Believe in Approaching Things from a Place of Possibility. If We Lose Hope, Then We Have Nothing.
JustLeadershipUSA and LwC keep me hopeful as well.
I am the Policy Coordinator for the Anti-Recidivism Coalition in Los Angeles.
May 17, 2018
We provide hundreds of formerly incarcerated people with mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education.
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
May 3, 2018
JLUSA’s Leading with Conviction training compares to nothing I’ve ever been a part of.
Our Life Experiences Have Greater Value and Power than Anyone Else’s in Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform
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.
When You Reach the Edges of Your Imagination, What is it that You Want for Yourself and the People that You Love?
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.
I Felt there Was a Missing Element in the Struggle of Young Black Youth, and that was Having a Mentor
March 9, 2018
LwC isn’t so much about teaching you about leadership; It’s really about how to conduct yourself as a leader.
No Two Stories are Exactly the Same, But Everyone is Coming to the Table
February 23, 2018
To say that I was blown away by my first Leading with Conviction forum would be an understatement.
If You’re Tired of the Same and You Wanna Make a Difference, it’s Time to Be the Change
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!