Linda Leaks on WOL Thursday

Tune in to WOL 1450 AM on Thursday, August 28, at 10:30 a.m. for Everything Coop, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Linda Leaks, Cooperative Advocate and founder of the Justice Advocacy Alliance.
Ms. Leaks has over 27 years of experience in community organizing, cooperative development, community based economic development and is a Registered Cooperative Manager. She also is the founder of the Justice Advocacy Alliance (JAA). 

Prior to establishing the Alliance she worked in several capacities:

  • As an Outreach Coordinator for the National Low Income Housing Coalition, to coordinate the congressional advocacy of low income housing activists 
  • As a Community Organizer, to Establish tenant associations
  • As a Housing Cooperative Education and Training Coordinator, developing, training, planning and implementing curriculum for housing cooperative members

Ms. Leaks is also the Co-founder of the District of Columbia Grassroots Empowerment Project (Empower DC), However she credits herself as a life-long Cooperative Advocate, who has focused on creating affordable housing for all.

Vernon Oakes is President of Oakes Management Inc. As President, he has renovated and managed his own properties, and those owned by other entities since 1985. This former coordinator of the MBA program at Howard University, and MBA graduate of Stanford University, has used his business acumen to benefit the community by providing quality housing for all populations and being a consummate advocate for cooperatives.          

Don’t miss this opportunity join what promises to be a lively informative conversation. If you missed last week’s interview with John Zippert Click Here!

To listen Thursday’s show live online Click Here! 

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