Story Spotlight: Daughter of Incarcerated Parents
Carizma Hughes, hailing from San Francisco, has transformed personal adversity into a lifelong commitment to justice reform and education. Growing up with both biological and stepfathers incarcerated, she emerged as a compassionate advocate for children of incarcerated parents. With aspirations to become an elementary education teacher, Carizma not only aims to lead with care and empathy but also to challenge societal perceptions around justice. As a coordinator for Project WHAT!, she championed the cause, creating a supportive community for teens facing similar struggles. Carizma's belief in the intrinsic humanity of all individuals, including those behind bars, and her hope in initiatives like Chesa Boudin's programs, exemplify her resilience and determination to break the cycle of injustice for marginalized communities.