Milena Velis

Board Member

Milena Velis has spent over a decade working with grassroots organizers to connect their struggles, tell untold stories, and build infrastructure for transformative structural change. Currently Milena coordinates training and leadership development at LeftRoots, supporting community organizers to develop into strategists for liberation. Previously, she worked with labor, immigrant rights, and youth organizations at the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia to produce collaborative community media and connect leaders to each other. Milena’s also been a local news reporter for Al Día, a Spanish-language weekly covering Philadelphia’s Latino community, and she supported community organizations across the US to build radio stations with the Prometheus Radio Project.