Grassroots Leadership is excited to welcome Annette Price to our Austin staff as our Texas Advocates for Justice statewide coordinator!
Annette was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana and moved to Texas is 2007. She was released from Illinois Department of Corrections in 2005 after serving 20 years and in 2008, was granted an early release from parole. Annette graduated from Grand Canyon University with a double masters in Professional Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling.
Annette has been involved with reentry programs to assist those with criminal justice involvement since 2016 as the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable (A/TCRRT) Fellow. As part of her fellowship, Annette participated in writing a Housing Guide for Apartment Managers, released April 2018. Annette said, "As an African American woman with criminal justice involvement, I have faced many barriers to successful reentry such as housing and sustainable employment. I am passionate about systemic change as it relates to the transformation of those with lived experiences."
"I am elated to join Grassroots Leadership to build up new leaders through training and organizing as we fight together to end criminalization in our communities, break barriers to reentry and abolish racism." Welcome, Annette! We're so happy to have you join the Grassroots Leadership team.