Empowering Communities

to Prosper

ReImagine Freedom incubates and nurtures ideas, people, and initiatives to increase the economic power and freedom of women and gender-expansive people, our families, and communities.

We believe in the transformative power of ideas. Our work is rooted in a vision of a world where women, gender-expansive people, our families, and communities can prosper, unbound by economic and systemic barriers.

Founder Story

In 1996, Jessica Nowlan was hired by Young Women’s Freedom Center out of Juvenile Hall. Her experiences at the organization transformed her life.

Jessica became a social entrepreneur, and in 2015, she returned to YWFC as the Executive Director to keep its doors from closing. As Executive Director, Jessica grew the team from 3 to 75 people, opened 5 more centers across California, and increased the budget from $500k to $10 million to launch Sister Warriors and Beloved Village.

From her personal and professional experiences, Jessica knows what it takes to realize ReImagine Freedom’s vision.