Advocacy & Community organizing
Pure Legacee's vision to transform the criminal legal system tackles the root causes of systemic
problems while uplifting the voices and experiences of directly impacted young women as
healers and problem solvers. Pure Legacee Inc works to change judicial policies by advocating
against laws that criminalize children. We partner with national advocates, local community-
based organizations, and district officials we obtain tools to mobilize our base to achieve our
mission. Also, we provide a 12-month advocacy/community organizing and policy-development
training, preparing our youth to organize against social injustices that affect their community.
After completion of the program, participants are prepared to design and implement grassroots
organizing campaigns, focusing on issues that personally matter.
A culturally and linguistically relevant virtual resource hub accessible to any young woman
within New York City, focusing on the poorest districts: Brownsville, South Bronx, Harlem, and
Far Rockaway. The resources included in the hub will be updated every week to stay relevant,
accurate and timely. We partner with local service providers to participate in the virtual resource
hub to connect young women with critical free and low-cost resources such as opioid training,
GED classes and coding classes. The virtual resource hub also provides immediate
opportunities for young women to build resiliency, wellness, and safety. The Hub is grounded in
community and culture and includes resources to provide the space and tools needed to
address mental health and trauma in order to ultimately heal this moment of crisis and beyond.
An 8-week Internship Program for girls aging out of the foster care system and impacted by
mass incarceration. The goal of the program is to invest in the professional and leadership
development of young women of color that are marginalized by society. As a result of this
program, young women have increased financial security, access to job opportunities that pay
living-wages, and skills that contribute to their professional development. After completion,
participants have workforce experience and are better prepared to join the workforce.
Mentorship training program
A 16-week trauma-Informed Mentorship Training Program focusing on educating young women
in community organizing, policy advocacy, and leadership development. This program trains
girls to become peer mentors by giving them tools and resources to break the cycle of
incarceration, overcome systemic barriers and build community with each other. The goal is to
give them a better perspective of self-image to help build their communities through literature,
music, art and social media. This program uses the Credible messenger framework to uplift the
voices and experiences of directly impacted young women. Reiki sessions are utilized to teach
participants wholistic healing techniques.