Brittany Tinkler, MSW Operations & Development Coordinator

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 Interim Organizing Director

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[…]

Leadership Transition at Power U Love and Liberation

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[…]

Police Abolition: Power U helping spark the conversation The Takeaway get's inspired by our workshop with Critical Resistance

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[…]

What Does Our Community Look Like Without Police? Liberty City Workshop Explores The Question In Depth

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[…]

Restorative Justice In Miami-Dade Schools New Approaches to Discipline at School Year's Start

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,[…]