Quandisha is currently completing her Masters of Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, with a concentration in Community Organizing, Planning, and Development. She holds a B. A. in Sociology with a concentration in Child Development from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Prior to joining The Bronx Defenders, Quandisha worked at as Youth Advocate with South Bronx AIM’s Youth Advocate Program for girls within the juvenile justice system. She also co-facilitates B.R.E.A.T.H.E.: A Circle for my Sistas. B.R.E.A.T.H.E. serves as a space for girls of color to be balanced, restored, empowered, affirmed, transformed, healed, and embodied. In addition to facilitating B.R.E.A.T.H.E., Quandisha is responsible for its design and implementation and has experience in granting writing and fundraising in the area of youth program development. Quandisha has been working with youth and communities for the past six years and believes in the power of building community through storytelling and collective wisdom.
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