Channel Powe has been a champion for communities, children, families, and folks alike for over a decade. As a young activist hailing from Detroit, Powe experienced firsthand the daunting challenges that can discourage individuals from becoming public servants in policy—especially those without professional political or policy backgrounds, resources, an influential Rolodex, and those in communities that lack empowerment.
Powe has come a long way—from an upstart child-advocate to elected Governing Board Member, Maricopa County Transportation Advisory Board Member, Founder of Powe Power, and candidate for Downtown Justice of The Peace—and her commitment to equity, education, and community engagement has stayed central in all her roles.
Powe led the charge to pass an Anti-Hate and School Safe Zones resolutions language both at the local governing board and statewide levels and is a nationally recognized equity leader. Recently, Powe championed a district-wide divestment in order to reinforce the board’s values. Powe sees it as an opportunity, obligation, and responsibility to share her experience, bring awareness on issues, train those who want to engage, and foster relationships with those who want systemic change.
Balsz School District
4825 East Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Channel Powe Student Discipline