Haleemah’s focus is on community violence interventions and community economic development to advance racial & economic justice.
Haleemah Henderson (she/her) is the Project Director of the Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative at the Community-Based Public Safety Collective, which seeks to build neighborhood leadership to advance public safety. Previously, she worked with Hyphen as the Coordinator for the White House Community Violence Intervention Collaborative (CVIC) , an 18-month initiative that sought to scale evidence-based, community-led strategies to reduce gun violence and enhance public safety.
With more than 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector, Haleemah’s focus is on community violence interventions and community economic development to advance racial and economic justice. In addition, Haleemah has also served as a lead organizer for banking rights campaigns in Los Angeles. As a fund developer, event planner, and capacity builder for nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, Haleemah has raised more than $30 million to support human services and capital development projects.
Henderson holds an adjunct faculty position with the Los Angeles Community College District, where she teaches in the Community Planning Program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. She is a member of the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute and a Petra Community Change Fellow.