Bay Area Program
has been a nationally recognized youth organizer for over 14 years.
was named a top 25 organizer under 25, working with organizations like PUEBLO, Center for Media Justice, the Center for Young Women's Development and MISSSEY
has developed and furthered local youth programs like OWWLS, her
most recent project, an outreach program to assist young women working and living on the streets.
Her award winning service in African-American communities across the Bay Area has included leadership roles in movements such as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where she created the Silence the Violence Campaign to bring awareness to all the killings in Oakland.
Venus' experience with homelessness as a child has inspired her
lifelong campaign to champion the underserved.
work over the years has included informing national publications, politicians, judges, youth advocates and communities on the rights and issues of young women in the juvenile justice system and underground street economy.