Racquel Williams, a catalyst of thought leadership and "a force to be reckoned with", has revolutionized the pathways to self-sufficiency. President of Non-Profit organization Can I Live, Racquel and her team are on a mission to move One Million Moms off Welfare (1MMOW) by 2025. This ten year initiative begins and ends with its 10 point exit strategy which promises to increase earnings of moms, reduce dependency on welfare programs and increase local, state and federal tax budgets. The 1MMOW guarantees to spur economic growth for local economies.
Racquel Williams knows first-hand the mindset of poverty and the detrimental effects it has on the decision making process. A survivor of the merciless welfare system, Racquel spent much of her life healing from the emotional scars her experience left behind. She quickly became an advocate for single mothers who had been enticed and ensnared into the bondage of welfare. In the process, Racquel became a noted national expert on resident development and self-sufficiency, speaking and leading national conferences, keynotes and workshop seminars. She holds a Master's degree in Public Administration, a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Politics and Law, as well as an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis is Juvenile Delinquency.
Racquel has led and organized tent cities, volunteered on civic boards, and founded Can I Live, Inc., a resident driven non-profit organization dedicated to challenge the U.S. welfare system by revealing the problems in policy implementation that, for America's moms, too often promote dependence rather than independence.