Amadee Braxton works for transformative social change by supporting movement building and grassroots organizing, helping social change nonprofits do their work more effectively, and helping progressive candidates get into office.
She is a skilled facilitator, certified professional coach, and trainer specializing in organizational development, strategy, conflict resolution, and racial equity. For twenty years, she has worked inside nonprofit and community based organizations supporting strategic thinking, capacity building, and developing emerging leaders.
As a volunteer activist and organizer on a variety of issues, Amadee has sought to shift power and bring those on the margins to the center. In the early 90s she served on the National Leadership Council of the Black Radical Congress, a national network of groups from the various sectors of the Black Liberation Movement seeking to articulate a Black progressive agenda.
Amadee has served on the boards of Prevention Point Philadelphia (Philly’s needle exchange program), currently serves on the board of BlackStar Film Festival, and is the President of Leeway Foundation, which funds women and trans artists who are making work at the intersection of community and social change. In her role as Leeway’s President over the past four years, Amadee has led the process of divesting the foundation from fossil fuels.
Amadee received a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Graduate Certificate from Temple University in Diversity Leadership Training. She is a Certified Professional Coach and a fundraising trainer certified by the Grassroots Institute of Fundraising Training. Amadee is currently producing a documentary that aims to solve the mystery of who her father’s father was and is writing a memoir book of essays.