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Leadership Talk ALAYNE A. ROSALES, LMSW

Program Director, Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey What is your personal mission statement as a leader? Be humble and keep learning. Find your inspiration and enjoy every moment.

Can you tell us about your current work and how it relates to some of the topics in this year's Leadership Journal? Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey (HMI: NJ) is an LGBTQ youth organization. We provide supportive services for youth of all gender and sexual identities. Many of the youth we see also have experienced violence, different types of abuse, mental health issues, and housing security, etc. HMI: NJ is a place for youth to find community and safety. I am humbled to get to work with youth that teach me different ways to live my life authentically in my own queer brown identity. I am so honored to be a witness to their resilience and creativity.

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...