WOMEN OF COLOR FOR PROGRESS

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE AND TRANSPARENT POLITICAL SYSTEM
THAT EMPOWERS WOMEN OF COLOR TO EXCEL, LEAD, REPRESENT, AND BE HEARD.

ABOUT US

Women of Color for Progress (WCP) is a multi-strategy political organization founded by women of color for women of color.
Through a racial equity and intersectional lens, WCP empowers women of color to excel, lead, represent, and be heard.
WCP aims to create an inclusive and transparent political system that focuses on progressive human rights legislation.
Ultimately, we hope to not only elect women of color into public office but also create a pipeline of women of color political leaders.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION

Promoting civic engagement among women of color and providing educational programs, resources and personal development opportunities to advance women of color

PROGRESSIVE ADVOCACY

Advocating for policies and practices that empower women of color

INCLUSION & TRANSPARENCY

Creating a more transparent and inclusive political system which includes women of color

EMPOWERING CANDIDATES

Supporting candidates for office who adhere to policies and practices that especially empower women of color

FOUNDERS

Aliya

Aliya

    Aliya is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Jamaica Queens. Since returning to her home city, from Albany, she has tirelessly advocated for progressive initiatives centered on the development of sustainable local economies and increasing economic and social pathways for women and minorities to directly impact and shape their communities.

    Amanda

    Amanda

      Amanda is a born and bred Bronxite with a deep investment and interest in public service. With four years of experience working for the City of New York, she’s working hard everyday to advocate for a more inclusive, transparent and just NYC through policy and programming in our ever-growing communities.

      Carlina

      Carlina

        Carlina is a community activist and lifelong resident of the Lower East Side. She has experience in housing, education, criminal justice, small business preservation, and disaster preparedness. Carlina lives with her husband, a local small business owner, their turtle, and their dog in the building where she grew up.

        Chand

        Chand

          Chand is a web developer, designer, digital media specialist and community organizer with a passion for making a meaningful impact on communities by bridging technology and social justice. She has over ten years of experience working for several movements and non-profit organizations.

          Cristina

          Cristina

            Cristina is a public servant who works to advocate for the advancement of women. She founded an organization that provides free boxing classes to girls aged 14-19 who come from low income backgrounds, and is an Ambassador for WIN-NYC. Her interests include her dog, boxing, cooking, and dismantling the patriarchy.

            Haili

            Haili

              Haili is an intersectional feminist and former Nebraskan living in NYC. She's passionate about social justice and making the world a better place. You can usually find her reading books or watching TV shows about badass women throughout history.

              Jasmine

              Jasmine

                Jasmine’s work to advance education and the arts have led her to Tanzania, Nicaragua and Haiti. She received her B.A. from Fairfield University and an M.S. from the New School. She serves as a Policy Advisor managing a portfolio centered on improving outcomes for marginalized youth.

                Karen

                Karen

                  Karen is a first-generation Latina, born and raised in Queens. She is involved in projects specific to the empowerment of women via non-for profits and political organizations. She dreams (and works) for a time when our government will be more inclusive and transparent for everyone.

                    Princess

                    Princess

                      Princess is a social worker and descendent of Filipino political leaders. As Co-Founder and National Organizing Director of AF3IRM, she fights against oppression in all its forms through a transnational feminist lens. Her other shifts include researching, teaching, writing, therapy, and art.

                      Radhe

                      Radhe

                        Radhe works on policy for the City of New York and is also the Director of External Affairs at the Rikers Debate Project. Her interests focus on building WOC pipelines for local elections and increasing public speaking/debate capacity in WOC advocates more generally.

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