"I am committed to empowering women to value themselves and to develop a mindset where they can be independent leaders"
April Bradley founded the Color Codes Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in 2021 to create a healthy pathway for women and girls leaving the prison and juvenile systems. She understands the obstacles and stigmas that they will face as they try to rebuild their lives and navigate their way back into society. April believes that everyone deserves a second chance and a solid foundation for a fresh start.
April has spent over 35 years in Corporate America; has volunteered on many platforms to promote the voice of women; visited several women's facilities to understand the environment they live in; and has also conducted creative writing sessions at women's prisons in Illinois.
The development of the Second Chance Champions Business Academy, a pre-release and post release job readiness training program, will prepare women and girls that are looking forward to the next phase of their lives the opportunity to focus on improving education and finance skills. The Sister Bonds Mentorship program creates a space for connection and guidance.
April understands that preparing her clients for the next phase in their life will help motivate and lead them to a long-lasting healthy lifestyle. The importance of women leading women is a crucial part of who she is and she looks forward to your support and help to uplift women and girls in our community.