The latest cohort from the Women Working for Change reentry program at Mothers in Charge were recognized with City Council citations during the graduation ceremony at the organization’s headquarters in Spring Garden.

The graduates learn lessons in self-esteem, healthy relationships, job preparation, active listening, understanding trauma, spirituality, and detaching from destructive core beliefs with the goal of being successful citizens and not returning to prison.  New graduates were Kydada Fatima Ames, Karieemah Bilal, Taquana Carol, Ebony Franks, Sarde McKinnon and Nijah Woods.

Mothers In Charge is a national violence prevention, education and intervention-based organization located in Philadelphia. They advocate and support youth, young adults, families and communities affected by violence.

Mothers in Charge Founder and National Director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight opens the ceremony.
New graduate Ebony Franks
New graduate Sarde McKinnon
New graduate Karieemah Bilal
New graduate Taquana Carrol
Philadelphia City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson presented the citations.