La-Mine Perkins serves as the Southern Lead Organizer at the National Black Worker Center and is based in North Carolina. Fueled by a personal passion for children and families, La-Mine has spent over 20 years working to ensure that families have the resources and economic security they need to thrive. In her former role, she oversaw a statewide organization’s grassroots community engagement and story collection work. Her motto is “Nothing for us without us”. In her work, she has leaned into this value by working to organize parents, youth, and local communities to ensure that their voices are included in shaping the public policies that impact their lives. La-Mine also has previous experience supporting families involved with NC Child Welfare’s Foster Care Unit and working with youth aging out of the foster care system in New York. La-Mine received her Bachelor of Social Work and her Master of Social Work from North Carolina State University. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new trails, experimenting in the kitchen, and crafting with her kids.