Kayla

Kayla

I was born in New York City and raised by a single mother and grandmother. Since early childhood, I was always aware of my family’s low-income status. Despite this, I’ve always been more concerned with helping others before myself. I’ve always enjoyed helping others, even in the smallest of ways. Mom would always say that I had a good heart. The same passion for helping others developed into a fierce commitment to social justice, particularly towards racial and gender equity, empowerment of low income communities, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

Today, I am pursuing a degree in Sociology at Brooklyn College. I have also managed to maintain a position on the Dean’s List for all my past semesters. I believe that understanding the socioeconomic and political structures in which we live in is essential in learning how to best help others whose class status, race, gender, and sexuality have reared them into oppressive circumstances.

In my philanthropic pursuits, I have been accepted into the Hope Reichbach Fund fellowship program and worked as an intern in External Relations and Public Advancement at Brooklyn Community Services. My goal is to use the skills and resources ANY has generously provided to gain experience in leadership and community organizing, as well as establish myself in Brooklyn’s nonprofit landscape to further support, empower, and uplift communities in need.

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