Radical Partners announces its inaugural cohort of the Leadership Lab in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co

“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”  Andrew Carnegie

Every year at Radical Partners we scout for leaders who are tackling some of our region's most pressing challenges, and we invest in their growth. This year, we're focusing much of our love and resources on economic inclusivity, poverty alleviation, and affordability. Studies have repeatedly placed South Florida at the top of the list for the gap between wages and housing and the highest income inequality in the country. These challenges require innovative solutions and dynamic leaders with the courage to implement them.

With the support of JPMorgan Chase & Co., we’re launching the Leadership Lab, an 8-week program that invests in innovative leaders who are at the helm of high-impact organizations addressing economic inclusivity, poverty alleviation and affordability right here in South Florida. We are proud to say that we have identified some powerhouse duos that are committed to pushing the envelope.

Selection was highly competitive - we accepted less than 20% of the outstanding applicants into the program - a true testament to the great work happening in our region. The selected leaders will benefit from intensive learning labs, individualized coaching sessions, resources and a robust network of support to help take their organizations to the next level. And thanks to JP Morgan Chase & Co., their participation is completely free.

Today, we have the distinct pleasure of unveiling our inaugural cohort. The leaders of these organizations demonstrate unwavering solution orientation, a deep understanding of the communities they serve, and the potential for scalable growth and impact.

We can’t wait for you to get to know them.


Ladies Empowerment and Action Program (LEAP) 

LEAP empowers incarcerated women to transcend their past and to lead lives of dignity through a holistic model of education, entrepreneurship and essential life skills.


Mahlia Lindquist, Executive Director & Yvette Bravo, President of the Board

Maven Leadership Collective

Maven is a leadership development institute that inspires inclusion and access for queer social entrepreneurs, community advocates of color and their allies in South Florida. By offering educational opportunities, promoting self-care, and providing technical assistance Maven hopes to make our community more just, productive, and vibrant.

                  Corey Davis, Co-Founder & Executive Director &   Danny Anzueto, Board Chair

Corey Davis, Co-Founder and Executive Director & Danny Anzueto, Board Chair

Miami Homes for All

Miami Homes for All works to promote community collaboration to prevent and end homelessness in South Florida through outreach, advocacy, prevention, intervention and resource development to fill identifiable gaps.

Miami Homes for All

               Bobbie Ibara, Executive Director & Melissa Gallo, Policy and Program Director

People Acting for Community Together (PACT)

PACT unites, organizes and trains leaders from diverse congregations, schools and community groups to build a powerful community voice. Individually and collectively, we empower ourselves, hold officials accountable, achieve systemic change, and promote fairness, justice and democracy in Miami-Dade County.

Megan O’Brian, Lead Organizer & Rachel Prestipino, Associate Organizer

Roots Collective

Roots mobilizes community support, organizational capacity and political pull to create safe, vibrant spaces where community members and organizations can congregate, collaborate and flourish. We host a monthly Black Marketplace where we promote, sell and build black owned businesses.

Danny Agnew, Executive Director Lisa Giles, Project Coordinator

South Florida Community Land Trust (SFCLT)

We provide and preserve quality, sustainable, affordable housing for underserved populations in South Florida. We transform underutilized, foreclosed buildings and vacant lots into affordable, sustainable, and prideful homes.


Mandy Bartle, Executive Director & Anna McMaster, Program Manager

Urban Philanthropies

Urban Philanthropies' mission is to transform distressed urban communities through economic and community development activities such as business trainings for entrepreneurs in Overtown and a small business loan mechanism, in order to enhance the economic independence and quality of life of its community.

Philip Bacon, Executive Director & Keon Williams, Assistant Director

Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
— Amy Poehler