Meyiya Coleman is a Youth Organizer with Communities United.
Meyiya Coleman started as a volunteer youth leader with Communities United when she was in high school, and is now a Youth Organizer working to develop a next generation of young people as leaders in our communities. She was inspired to get involved due to the legacy of her grandmother, who was dedicated to advancing healing and justice during her lifetime in the North Lawndale community of Chicago.
"I went through the process of being able to share my story and build community with other young people to advance the change in our school system, dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, and expand restorative justice.
We have a breakthrough opportunity to reimagine our mental health system from one that provides treatment, to one that supports a next generation of young people to advance racial equity in our communities and heal ourselves in the process."