Topeka K. Sam

Founder and Executive Director, The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)

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Topeka K. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries – The LOHM – whose mission is to help disenfranchised and marginalized women and girls transition back into society through spiritual empowerment, education, entrepreneurship, and advocacy. She is also the co-founder of HOPE HOUSE NYC – a safe housing space for women and girls. Topeka serves on the board of directors for Grassroots Leadership and Operation Restoration. She is a Beyond the Bars 2015 Fellow and a 2016 Justice-In-Education Scholar both from Columbia University, a 2017 Soros Justice Advocacy Fellow working on Probation and Parole Accountability, a 2018 Unlocked Futures Inaugural CohortMember, Director of #Dignity Campaign for #cut50, Host of Last Mile Second Chances on SiriusXM UrbanView Channel 126 Sundays 9 am est. and a former national organizer for The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls.