Imagine Me Achieving Great Expectations, this is what the IMAGE Initiative stands for and it is also the mantra, or thought-process that this organization aspires to promote among young women of color in Syracuse and beyond. I first connected with the IMAGE Initiative during the Sisters Empowering Sisters Conference in the spring of 2006 when a close friend of mine invited me to participate as a volunteer. Once I realized the power and potential of such a needed organization in Syracuse I instantly knew that I wanted to become an integral part of Nicole Jones’ vision. It has been 4 years since my first encounter with IMAGE and I am now a member of the Board of Directors as well as a core member of the CHOICES workshop series, which was started in the fall of 2006. Read more »

Five years ago

Five years ago I had an opportunity to experience a dynamic, uplifting, exciting, informational conference called the Sisters Empowering Sisters Youth Conference.  I chaperoned 30 young African and Latino High School teenagers who came back, Enlightened, Engaged and Empowered.  The workshop topics, presenters, activities and materials were an excellent resource for these young women.  Not only were the teenagers empowered by the power that radiated through the entire conference, but so were the chaperon Read more »

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