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La'Nesha Baldwin

Co-lead of Restorative Practice Team

La’Nesha was born and raised in Chicago. She is a social worker focusing on expanding support in the mental health community, but she didn’t stop there. She began her journey of activism as a teen with A Long Walk Home, where her connection with I Am Why came to be. She is versatile in her reach of the communities she supports. She believes that healing begins with what we put into our bodies, with a plan to one day share that love and belief through her own cooking business. La’Nesha is an optimist: She believes there is ALWAYS a possibility and opportunity to make things happen right on time for yourself and others.

At a Glance

At a Glance

A path begun and ended A journey of a life wondering what is the truth to forgiveness She watched through the glass of her eyes To sprinkle glitter and wear pretty bows Or Throw a ball and wear the marks Without a fight or war but left with scars Dreams of being a...

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I Am Why is a fiscally sponsored project of the Peace Development Fund.