Lester Young on “The Power of Redemption”
November 27, 2023
JustLeadershipUSA Senior Movement and Capacity Building Specialist Lester Young recently spoke at TEDxHilton Head in South Carolina.
JLUSA leader Johnny Perez on the role of philanthropy in ending solitary confinement
November 20, 2023
Johnny Perez (Leading with Conviction™ 2017) wrote recently in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
JLUSA leader Mark Rice involved in protesting “vicious” Wisconsin prison conditions
November 16, 2023
Mark Rice (Leading with Conviction™ 2017) is speaking out and helping organize protests of “vicious” Wisconsin prison conditions.
Country music’s “New Artist of the Year” Jelly Roll is formerly incarcerated
November 14, 2023
Last week the Country Music Association named Jelly Roll “New Artist of the Year.” He spoke with Billboard about being formerly incarcerated.
Ruby Welch receives community service award from Little Rock NAACP
November 13, 2023
Ruby Welch (Leading with Conviction™ 2023) was recently recognized with an award from the Little Rock, Arkansas, branch of the NAACP.
PBS Newshour features JLUSA leader Tarra Simmons
November 9, 2023
As part of the “Searching for Justice” series, PBS Newshour tells the story of Tarra Simmons (Leading with Conviction™ 2018).
JLUSA leaders discuss rural reentry at conference for Appalachian funders
November 8, 2023
Philip Cooper (Leading with Conviction™ 2022) and Lester Young spoke at the 2023 Rural Re-Entry Workforce Convening last week.
Jamira Burley named one of ESSENCE magazine’s “Power 40”
November 6, 2023
ESSENCE magazine has named its “Power 40” for 2023, which includes JLUSA leader Jamira Burley (Leading with Conviction™ 2015).
Directly Impacted Consumer Rights and New Federal Efforts
November 3, 2023
Increasing economic mobility also means increasing the knowledge of consumer rights in the process or reentry and reintegration.
JLUSA leader Keeda Haynes on restoring voting rights post-incarceration
Keeda Haynes (Leading with Conviction™ 2022) appeared this week on “OpenLine” on WTVF Newschannel 5 in Tennessee. Watch the full video now.
Vote for Yasmine Arrington for 2023 CNN Hero of the Year
November 1, 2023
Congratulations to Yasmine Arrington on being nominated for 2023 CNN Hero of the Year!