STRONG IS WHAT WE MAKE EACH OTHER

MISSION AND VISION

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

Our mission is to support youth of color in becoming thoughtful and capable leaders through the process of critically rethinking our educational experiences and taking action to create transformative systemic change.

Our vision is both an equitably great education for all students and a future wherein generations of young leaders equipped with the necessary tools to affect systemic change are committed to lifelong community engagement.

We believe that every movement towards our mission and vision helps dismantle the social, political, and economic barriers that prevent young people from being heard and creates opportunities for youth to learn and practice leadership in ways that make a real difference to them, their schools, and New Orleans.

Strategy

WHAT WE DO
5ive point platform

Rethinkers believe that people of color deserve to be treated as human beings worthy of respect. Each system a young person interacts with throughout their lives MUST reflect the humanity and dignity that they deserve. Everything we do reflects what we demand from each system and what we intend to build for ourselves.

model of development

All Rethink programs and activities are designed to support Rethinkers in guiding them through our integrated model of organizing and leadership development. Embedded in Rethink’s model of youth organizing and development is the commitment to organic community organizing based on the indigenous experiences of the young people in New Orleans and their connections to social and political institutions in their communities.

Squad

WHO WE BE
Karen Marshall
Karen Marshall
executive director
Roxanne Lawson
Roxanne Lawson
programs manager
k.jones
k.jones
roots crew coordinator
Alviniqua Hailey
Alviniqua Hailey
roots crew facilitator | vanguard
Whitney Alexis
Whitney Alexis
media coordinator | vanguard
Austin Smith
Austin Smith
branch division | lead organizer of the jo power collective
Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee
operations manager

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