Civil Rights


YP4 Fellow Amanda Matos envisions the Bronx as a community known for its empowered youth, who rightfully demand respect and acknowledgement of their dignity. Young Latina women will emerge as leaders of their community, poised for their future and ready to take on their roles as social and political activists and leaders. Young people in the Bronx are not given resources and opportunities to learn about theirs rights as citizens. People of color are marginalized and then internalize institutional racism and sexism. By creating the WomanHOOD Project to teach social and political activism to high school girls, she aspires for the community to achieve true representation not only in government, but also in education and the workforce.