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OUR MISSION

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR 

Founder and Executive Director 

Erika L. Green

Erika L. Green is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a product of the East Baton Rouge Public School System. After graduation from Belaire High School. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A & M University in Texas. At graduation, she received the highest student honor, Student Humanitarian. She returned to her hometown and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center. She later opened her Baton Rouge firm, The Law Office of Erika Green, LLC. In January 2016, she was appointed to the East Baton Rouge Metro Council to serve as Councilwoman for District 5 and elected to serve in December 2016.

Her community impact extends to board memberships of the Gloryland Educational Resource Center, Inc., Baton Rouge Delta Development Corporation, YWCA, MidCity Redevelopment, the Advisory Board for the Office of Social Services, Capital Area Transit System, and Capital Regional Planning Commission.  She is also an active member of the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., NOBLE, Baton Rouge Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, Top Ladies of Distinction Nonpareil Chapter, and the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society.

 

Her passion  of literacy and black heritage pushed her to birth her nonprofit, Imagination Leads, in 2017. The nonprofit has helped her expand her love for mentoring, literacy and black culture. She is also the the founder of the IWE Festival, an urban book and cultural festival. She loves public speaking, shopping, traveling, and visiting museums in her spare time.

 
 

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

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Johnathan S. Hill,
Board Chair 
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Aneatra Boykin,
Board Vice Chair
Linda A. Green,
Secretary
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Edwia Richardson
Treasurer
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Jaborie Green,
Board Member
Quintillis Lawrence,
Board Member
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Ashley Chavis
Board Member
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Natashia Carter Benoit
Board Member
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Raegan Carter
Board Member

MENTORS HELP OUR GIRLS SEE POSSIBILITIES.

“I think it is critical for young girls to have a mentor.  As we grow up, we don’t often see ourselves represented the people that society deems to be role models. The CEOs, doctors, and engineers don’t always look like us or have been through similar life experiences that we’ve been through. Mentors help our girls to see and realize that their dreams and aspirations are actually possibilities for them.”

-Erika L. Green, Imagination Leads Executive Director