What Does The Path Of A Leader Look Like?
We develop leaders by valuing lived experience - seeing and shaping the potential in those not often seen as leaders. We are transforming the face of leadership by empowering both Black leaders and non-Black allies.
Organizations, Faith Groups, School Districts trained by Nehemiah.
Groups include American Family Insurance, Staff from area City municipal governments, and educators part of Madison, Oregon, Verona school districts and support organizations (MTI, DPI, WEAC)
Volunteers connecting with the work
and community of Nehemiah.
"It helped me learn to be a leader, as well as navigate in my leadership with a Black conscious. It has helped me realize the assets that I bring to the table, as a Black woman and leader."
- Symone Russell,
JA Leadership Institute Alumni
For 30 years we have served and empowered the Black community and partnered with the broader community to develop our Theory of Community Transformation. We believe everyone can be inspired to be an agent of change.
"Racism is a white people problem. This is our responsibility to sign up for the class. Get ourselves educated. And then we have a lot of work to do."
- Alex Lindenmeyer, Short Stack Eatery
"...this class is helping people wake up and then stand up, mobilizing people to recognize their power and place in racial justice work. And that is something that sets Justified Anger’s class apart from what I have experienced in the past. It is not simply a matter of learning and understanding and then going home, it is a call to action. After hearing their stories, I wanted in and I have not been disappointed!"
- Kim Neuschel, Public Health Madison & Dane County
If you interact with us then you are being enriched in your experience. We believe all people can make a difference in the world. You are valued.
"One of the many things I think is truly fantastic about Nehemiah is the way (they) give space for and honor people’s strengths and abilities. If you’ve got the heart for this work, Nehemiah will give you a place to show up and it will help your heart grow."
- Sandi Reinardy,
Court Observer Program Coordinator and Trainer
Be A Part Of The Community Transformation
When you connect with Nehemiah and the Justified Anger initiative you will be impacting the community and be transformed yourself in the process.