I do what I do because I was experiencing racial battle fatigue in the nonprofit sector while working in predominantly white nonprofit spaces. I knew that the racialized challenges I was navigating were not just my own experiences, but also the experiences of fellow Black colleagues and youth. With this in mind, I decided to create Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA) and pursue advanced degrees to reclaim and re-imagine academic, career and civic spaces that would be humanizing for Black, Indigenous People of color with a focus on youth. The following link is an article I wrote that goes in further depth regarding the birth of YAASPA.
Co-founder and Executive Director of (YAASPA) Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism
Dr. Janiece Mackey | Young Aspiring Americans for Social and Political Activism (YAASPA)
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