Today, the James Irvine Foundation announced that Susan Burton of A New way of Life Reentry Project in Los Angelesjames-irvine is a recipient of The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award.

In their ninth year, the awards recognize and support individuals who are advancing innovative and effective solutions to significant challenges in California.  

Susan is being recognized for using her personal story of tragedy and incarceration as inspiration for a program that helps formerly incarcerated women reintegrate into society.  Read more about the other recipients and watch a video of Susan's work here: