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Our Schools

Our work to win Restorative Justice and dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline in Miami-Dade Schools

Our Communities

Role in forming the Miami Committee on State Violence, a collaborative South Florida rapid-response team committed to ending state violence

Black Girls Matter

Miami Black Girls Matter Coalition is seeking to address the many dangerous odds facing young women of color in America.

James Lopez
Executive Director
James Lopez is an afro-latino native of Rochester, NY, and is a graduate from the University of Buffalo in Psychology and African American Studies. More
Kera Carr
Young Parent Organizer
Kera is a leader, poet, and mobilizes young parents in Miami. In 2015, Kera joined Power U and has been a freedom fighter ever since. More
Mako Carr
Youth Organizer
Mako is a graduate of Miami North Western Senior High school. He joined Power U in 2012 where he became very active and engaged in restorative justice organizing. More
Mariama Gregory
Communications Coordinator
Mariama is an experienced Digital Media Strategist and Communications Specialist with an established history of working within the communications industry. More
Brittany Tinkler
Operations & Development Coordinator
Prior to becoming the Operations and Development Coordinator at Power U in January of 2017, Brittany worked and organized in several non-profits in Florida, North Carolina and Texas. More
Keno Walker
Youth Organizer
Keno is a Miami native and has been an active freedom fighter in his community since he was thirteen years old…More
Jabari Mickles
Community Organizer
Jabari Mickles a community organizer with Power U. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan and comes from a union labor family. More

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Day of Dinners!


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