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PARTNHERSHIPS

HER ZONE,INC. is committed to shaping-lives with safe and creative-practices, education and QUALITY support. Our partnerships are important to us.  We are purposeful and intentional when aligning our organization with leaders that want the BEST for young women, especially Black-women. Thank you for believing in HER ZONE, and-in the importance of uplifting women-of-color.

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Theresa Goode, Founder of GOODWorks has dedicated her life towards female empowerment.  ​After joining Connecticut’s Child Protective Services at the State of Connecticut, Theresa encountered many cases involving troubled women who lacked the resources to seek the help and support they needed.  Through her experiences Theresa recognized that women must find sources of empowerment to overcome the barriers in their lives. She decided to address this in a population she saw as being pushed to the side to often: incarcerated women.  ​

 

Today, GOODWorks is proud to service incarcerated women at "York Correctional Institution" for women in Connecticut, as well as those on parole and in transition to society. GOODWorks gender-specific mentoring and support program pairs compatible mentors and mentees, to learn, and ultimately empower each other.  

Through mentoring,  one-to-one counseling, weekly workshops, and other support services, GOODWorks efforts positively affects the lives of individual women who have experienced the criminal justice system to grow beyond their past. In addition to Theresa's' devotion to GoodWorks, she works as a Consultant for the Center for Trauma Recovery and Juvenile Justice Project.  

HER VOICE

Marcella Precise, is the Creator of 'The YaaY-You Inner Beauty/Outer Wellness Blogazine. Marcella’s Blogazine has been viewed over 2.1 million times and because of the vast support and engagement, this led to the creation of her first inspirational spoken album "YaaY-You: Notes To Self, An Audio Conversation”, which-to-date- has received over 12,000 plays on Spotify. Due to the success of, "YaaY-You: Notes To Self, An Audio onversation",  Marcella’s second self-empowerment project, "YaaY-You: 7 Thoughts To A Happier Day" will debut in August 2020. ​While completing her second Degree in Psychology, she diligently honored her community by tutoring others, hosting self-encouragement and career forums, and volunteering. Marcella also traveled as an NAACP Academic, Cultural, and Scientific Olympics Judge. 

 Growing up in Brooklyn, New York- Marcella leaned on her determination, optimism, and landscape of diverse cultures to shape her talent and creativity. Marcella is a “McDonald's Flavor Battle” rap competition winner.  Marcella is also the creative half of the Production/Songwriting duo, Lady And A Tramp” with her husband Terence "Trampbaby" Abney. Marcella penned the soul classic "Ain't Leavin Without You" by Jaheim and is a Billboard Top 10 recognized creative, BMI award recipient and has lent her talents to countless film and television scores, and is a Grammy nominated-talent that has worked alongside Pink, Jaheim, Syleena Johnson, Musiq Soulchild, Stacie Orrico, Luther Vandross, Charlie Wilson, and Madcon to name a few. Marcella’s unique style and creativity have also led to the voice-over work for, Sasha of The Bratz, PSA’s and commercials (Littlest Pet Shop, Wendy’s, Keyspan, Gamefly, Sesame Street and the voice of Royal Bee in the OMG Girls, The "LOL Surprise" reveal commercial. 

 

Marcella co-wrote on two, #1 singles on the 2019 re-released #1 album "Hangin Tough" and 80's Baby by New Kids On The Block. Marcella also collaborated with Donnie Wahlberg, to pen the rap verse and is the voice on the popular hook "Boys in The Band (Boy Band Anthem)". Her voice is also featured on the International sounds of DJ's Tropixx, "Own The Night", the inspiring “Fly (feat. Juliette Ashby)” as heard on VH1 and MTV and "My Life (Bang Bang)" as heard on the BRAVO network. 

Marcella is the epitome of inspiration and self-empowerment! Prepare to be uplifted and entertained when connecting with this soul of New York as she enjoys every new day along her grateful-journey! This YaaY-Sayer is always excited to help others experience the joy around them, recognize their internal-greatness and life- abundance. ​

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INNHER CIRCLE

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NEW GIRL ORDHER 

The Beginning of a new you!

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EMPLOYHER

Welcome to HER ZONE, INC's website. Our site is new and you will continue to see changes to the content.  You matter and we want our visitors to have a wonderful experience, be encouraged and EMPOWERED when you visit our site! Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support!! 

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HER ZONE, INC. is a Connecticut nonprofit and grassroots initiative dedicated to empowering and improving the mental, physical and economic-wellness of young women-of-color, ages 13-24 in under-resourced communities, in the judicial system, and transitioning from incarceration into society.

"THE FINISH LINE IS ALWAYS THERE, HOW YOU PREPARE  YOURSELF TO REACH IT WILL DETERMINE YOUR SUCCESS."

SERENA R. GATLIN -FOUNDHER, HER ZONE, INC.-