Our Story

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective envisions a world in which young women and femmes of color reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom through restorative justice, collective leadership, creative expression, and radical abolitionist healing.

SSLC grew out of a 2013 two-week leadership seminar based on Sadie Nash Leadership Project Sisterhood Model and was co-created by Executive Director Wakumi Douglas and court-involved girls ages 14-17. Positive results, including increased school attendance, zero recidivism and improved self-concept, led to our further development of the two-week project into the organization that exists today. S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective was incorporated in August 2014 in New York City and Miami.