Leadership Development

Ronald E. Richter, former Commissioner of the NYC Administration For Children's Services, Member of Voices In Action Brieanna Hayes, Voices UnBroken Executive Director VIctoria Sammartino, Member of Voices In Action  Rachel Carrion, Member of Voices In Action Angelina Ortiz

                              Voices in Action


Voices In Action is a leadership program specifically for girls and young women who have participated in Voices UnBroken workshops and are dedicated to using their voices and experiences to advocate for themselves and their/our communities.  The founding members of Voices In Action completed and published their first anthology of poetry in April 2014, titled Through Our EyesThe Gates Will Open.This anthology is written with two distinct populations in mind: young people who are still in residential placements, and the adults who work with them.  Copies of this anthology will be distributed widely, and Voices In Action group members will meet with system-involved youth, the adults who serve them, and with system administrators to share their stories and their recommendations for change.  Click here to purchase your copy!