Our Senior Leadership

Cory Greene

Co-Founder, Board Member, and Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A! because I needed to gain the courage to love myself and others in a way that works to dismantle systems of oppression."

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Gregory "World-Wide/Bukhari" Barnes

Co-Founder, Elder, Circle Keeper, and Healing Justice Organizer

"I believe that with my talent and creativity, I can continue to create safe spaces and growth-filled environments, which can assist as an alternative to incarceration. This is one of the reasons why I stayed with H.O.L.L.A! and work as a community worker."

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Thomas “Arocks” Porter

Co-Founder, Board Member, and Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A! because a link was created to connect lives and souls. I never left H.O.L.L.A! because it is my duty to continue connecting more lives and souls."

Co-Founders: Bill, Marlon, Terrell, and Craig "Shaq"

Our Stories

Our Healing Justice Organizers

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Miasia Clark

Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A! to be a regular girl from Brooklyn, that does good for her community. I came to H.O.L.L.A! to be me."

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Philip Proszowski

Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A! because I knew the fight for freedom was a team journey. I stayed because the collective love and dedication makes us more than a team, more like a family." 

 
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Machlie Edouard

Healing Justice Organizer

"I joined H.O.L.L.A because I feel like other people's transformation can help my own transformation. But I stayed in H.O.L.L.A because I know that we come with a lot of baggage. I love all that baggage we come with and I know that not everyday is going to be great, but that’s why I stayed. 'Cause if shit is perfect, it ain’t real and H.O.L.L.A! is the realist thing out here to me."

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Keron Bennett

Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A! Because I see things in my community that need to be changed. I am willing to be that change that my community needs. I am a young black male who has no record and is involved in the community, yet nobody sees that, so I’m left with no immunity."

 
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Alexander S. Davis

Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A! because I wanted a different view of friendship that is healthy and to learn how to be accountable to those who are friends."

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Rachna Agarwal

Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A.! because of my love and commitment to people of color and for the healing and growth of our men and women. I hope to water the critically lacking seeds of peace, self-love and self-reflection, soft and tough love and empathy as crucially needed medicine in the world and universe around and within me."

 
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Victor Alvarez

Healing Justice Organizer

"I came to H.O.L.L.A because it was started by men that were formerly incarcerated like myself. Plus I also felt the energy that Cory was giving off when we met at Beyond the Bars conference 2016."

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Cephon "Shaq" Bellevue

Healing Justice Organizer

“ I stayed in H.O.L.L.A!, because the movement needed me, as much as I needed the movement.”

 

 

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