Facilitating young people's journeys to power through love, healing, community organizing
and relationships built on trust.

 
 

How Our Lives Link Altogether creates pathways and spaces for healthy cultural, social,
and political development for youth of color. We are committed to working for a world where
young people from historically oppressed communities are engaged in movements for collective
liberation and healing.

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Grounding all of our organizing in the values we stand on.
 
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Human Justice

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Radical Healing

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Standing on Histories and Resistance for Liberation 

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Courage

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Community Transformation 

 
 
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Youth-Led Movement 

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Multi-Generational Organizing

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Gender Justice

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Environment and Development Justice

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Connection to Spirit and Ancestors

 
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We've Built A Curriculum Tailored To Our Youth.

To sustain collective participation in social change, we need to be able to grow and build together. Our youth organizing trainings (programs) are designed to take youth from marginalized communities of color through a transformational process that is deeply connected to culture, spirituality and resisting structural violence and interpersonal harm as individuals and collective groups. Our healing-centered youth organizing training follows a curriculum we call The Youth Leadership, Transformation, and Healing Process. 

More About Our Programs

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The Ritual Program is a platform to build relationships with youth and their families. We do this by hosting youth-led community events, functions, performing local community canvassing, and attending local community gatherings to meet young people where they live.

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The Nat Turner Revolutionary Leadership Training is a six-month grassroots youth organizing training that connects urban youth of color ages 13-25 to cultural education, educational and employment resources. Youth receive monthly stipend for program participation and leadership.

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The Youth Organizing Collective is a year-long youth organizing training for ages 13-25 that provide love, on going training and development to our youth organizers as they build and connect to larger movements for healing and justice. Youth receive monthly stipend for program participation and leadership.

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Our Healing Justice Workshop & Training Series encourages young people to use their superpowers like public speaking or the arts to support political projects, graduate-level research, and community organizing to resist disparity, oppression, and challenge the status quo. 


Our Grassroots Model for Sustainability

We are dedicated to the practice of self-sustainability. All of the revenue we bring into the organization is distributed right back out to support the needs of our operation, our staff, and the development of our training resources and programs. 

Our trainings, workshops, keynotes speeches, technical assistance, consultancy, and community panels not only stand at the forefront as weapons of knowledge for our communities, they also generate the financial support required to carry out the initiatives we fight for.

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Healing Justice Workshop & Training
 

Aimed to encourage our youth to explore community leadership and social action.  Our curriculum examines  how oppression and privilege operate and impact our daily lives.

 
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The Prison Industrial Complex: 

 

A Political History

• Gain a historical understanding of the prison industrial complex.

• Identify movements  against the criminal punishment system.

• Understanding the roles that racism, sexism, and classism play in the prison industrial complex.

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Say It Loud! Public Speaking 

 

& Youth Leadership

• Identify the importance of public speaking and critical analysis in community engagement.

• Practice using techniques for presenting information and analysis.

• Introduce tools for facilitation and community organizing.

 

Our Truth Can Heal.

We are dedicated to providing the tools and resources to black and brown youth to show them their stories matter. Read more about our story and find out how to get involved. 

 

The history of H.O.L.L.A! stands on experiential roots and wisdom from living, working, surviving, and being educated in poor urban communities in New York. 

Founders Bill, Marlon, Arocks, Shaq, Spud, Butta-Lab Cory, and Terrell met while in Otisville, a New York State Correctional Facility. While in prison, the group diligently worked to develop the framework for H.O.L.L.A! while trying to better understand their individual and collective journeys into the injustice/punishment system. After three years, the men began returning to their communities with a new plan of action. Terrell joined during the second organizational birth, outside of prison, and implemented community based programming.. Despite the negative public depiction and narrative of them

 

and other black and brown youth, H.O.L.L.A! founders were inspired to collectively develop programs within the kind of communities from which they have come. 

H.O.L.L.A! programs a love that is communicated to youth from overlooked communities by reaching out to middle and high schools, churches, detention centers, and people we meet in our neighborhoods.  

H.O.L.L.A! is a story of multiple narratives, personal and collective experiences. These stories involve the pain of imprisonment, and a revolutionary belief in ourselves, our communities, the youth, and a new tomorrow. 

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Hold Each Other Down. Heal Collectively.

Join our Healing Justice Movement. Take a few minutes to learn about our youth-led, intergenerational and intersectional movement towards healing the internal and generational wounds that separate us from ourselves, family, humanity, spirit and wellness.

Our Partners in Human Justice

 
 
 

The mission of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions (CNUS) is to build a future beyond prisons by engaging a pedagogical practice of Human Justice - mind, body and soul. NuLeadership engages in youth and community organizing and system stakeholder advocacy to develop blueprints for policies and programs that result in sustainable community investment and human development, and fundamental system change. 

 

 
Shop With Us To Support Our Cause.
 

When you shop with H.O.L.L.A! you support the hundreds of New York City youth that depend on our youth organizers and the programming that provides resources that help those in overlooked communities achieve their goals in middle school, high school, and beyond.

 
 
 
 
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