What We Do
Consulting services and trainings to help your organization develop and deepen its understanding of racial, gender, and economic inequality, so that you can be more effective in the work you do with your constituencies, your organization and your communities.
Your organization will expand its tools and strategies to contest structural inequalities, more effectively engage communities and strengthen collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations.
Services available include individual consultation, trainings, and technical assistance in the areas of community engagement and organizing, popular education, and leadership development.
Who We Are
Kellee Coleman was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She has been active in community social justice work since she was 12 years old. From 1992-1997 she was a host and producer of the Austin call-in cable access show, “What’s On Your Mind?” that focused on social justice issues from a youth perspective. Later she worked with ATU local union 1091 for 3 years. She co-created a radio show called “Mamis of Color” which aired weekly on KOOP FM radio from 2003-2007. Kellee is coordinator of Vibrant Woman/Mama Sana prenatal clinic, a project of Mamas of Color Rising, the organization she co-founded in 2008. The clinic works to provide holistic and culturally specific prenatal care, birth companions, midwifery services, prenatal fitness and nutrition services to lower income Black and Latina women in the Austin area. Kellee is the mother of three children. In addition to her work with Mama Sana Clinic, she is an undergraduate student and consults on social justice issues. She is a member of the national leadership collective of Incite! Women and Transpeople of Color against Violence.
Paula X. Rojas has over 20 years of experience working in community organizing. Born in Chile, then passing through Houston, Texas she spent over a decade working as an organizer in Brooklyn, NY. Following in the footsteps of her family members in Chile, Paula has worked on grassroots social justice issues affecting her own local community since she was a teen. Her jobs have ranged from Economic Justice Coordinator at a community youth center, to developing an investigation program to prove racial/ethnic discrimination at a Fair Housing organization. In New York she co-founded various community non-profit organizations focused on issues affecting young and adult Black and Latina women including Sista II Sista. The bulk of her grassroots work has been focused on the issues of gender violence, childcare access, healthcare access, police violence and worker’s rights. Paula has played a role in supporting and amplifying local organizing work as co-founder of the New York Organizing Support Center, and member of the national leadership team of INCITE! where she worked training and supporting the local chapters and affiliates around the country. Since moving to Austin, Texas in 2008, Paula co-founded Mamas of Color Rising and worked to launch Refugio (Center for Community Organizing). Paula is also a contributor to the collection, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. She continues to search for organizing models towards a more just and loving world, from outside of the non-profit paradigm. Recently Paula became a licensed midwife (CPM) in order to put a more equitable maternal health model into practice. Paula continues to work as a consultant/trainer for social justice organizations both locally and nationally. She is the mother of two amazing kids, Xue-li and Camino and loves to dance!