Alumni

Catoya Roberts

Catoya Roberts
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Cohort Start Year: 2018 Project Topics: Criminal Justice, Public Policy, Racial Justice Populations Served: Adults (21-64 years), African-American/Black, Children and Families, Incarcerated or Formerly Incarcerated Populations, Urban Communities
National Director of Movement Building
Children Defense Fund

FOCUS
Catoya Roberts’ focus area is racial equity, women, and children. She believes that women, particularly women of color, are central to healthy and strong families and communities. Women are infrequently regarded as leaders who can drive social, political, and economic change fundamental to promoting health and health equity. Healthy communities are created through healthy environments and people flourishing everywhere, despite their socioeconomic level, race, gender, or religion. Catoya often references her mother and grandmother, two women, who despite their circumstances raised strong independent women. Catoya grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she currently resides. Catoya is helping to raise her nieces and nephews, and they are at the center of her self- interest.

MORE ABOUT CATOYA
Catoya is the National Director of Movement Building for the Children’s Defense Fund. Catoya has been organizing for over 12 years. Her work started locally in Milwaukee and has grown to a National Level. Catoya believes that people who are impacted by the issues should be the ones at the forefront of the work.

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