Prior to becoming the Operations and Development Coordinator at Power U in January of 2017, Brittany worked, organized and volunteered in several non-profits in Florida, North Carolina and Texas. This work centered around homelessness, economic insecurity, affordable housing, issues of incarceration, education, youth empowerment, immigration, healthcare and LGBT rights. To Brittany these experiences emphasized the[…]
Nancy Treviño is from Miami, FL where she began her community organizing work as a youth and labor organizer. Her passion is building community power with communities and youth directly impacted by structural racism. She is currently the Interim Organizing Director at Power U Center for Social Change where she leads campaigns with Black and[…]
It is with both excitement and heavy hearts that we, Ruth and Hashim, announce that we will both soon be transitioning out of our respective roles as Lead Organizer and Executive Director of Power U. Beginning this June, Ruth will be dedicating her time to birth justice work, expanding her role as a doula. Hashim[…]
On December 6th and 7th of 2015 the work of Power U was the main topic of discussion in a two-part series on the University of Miami’s student radio station. Click here to go to WVUM’s website and listen to the shows.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Dear Superintendent Carvalho, We submit this open letter, on behalf of all the Power U youth from across Miami Dade County, to you, the School Board, and the rest of the District’s staff. We also hope that this letter reaches community members, organizations, activists that want to see social justice and[…]
Click here to listen to the full audio on The Take Away’s Website Imagine your town without police officers. Would you be more frightened or more at ease in your community? It was a thought experiment that community members in Liberty City, a predominantly black neighborhood in Miami with a long history of policing issues, toyed around[…]
As seen on the WLRN website October 27th, 2015: by Nadege Green Imagine a community without police. That’s the topic of a workshop in Liberty City Wednesday (Oct. 28). Organizers say this workshop is in response to national and local conversations happening right now around policing in communities of color. But beyond examining the current[…]
As seen in the Miami Herald on August 22nd, 2015: by Christina Veiga Another school year begins Monday for tens of thousands of Miami-Dade public school students, which means new friends, new teachers and — for the first time — an entirely new approach to discipline. Instead of booting kids from school for serious disruptions,[…]