Outstanding Women Marketa McCants

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We found the women who go above and beyond to make their communities a better place to live. Those unsung heroes in our neighborhoods – the ones who are already busy, yet find the time to give back in big ways to help others.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Today's Outstanding Woman is,

Marketa McCants of Troy

Marketa is a skilled chef who is passionate about food justice, looking for ways to build healthy communities one meal at a time. The pains of family deconstruction, houselessness, and poverty have driven her to be particularly vocal about ways to build power among vulnerable populations, working to support the many women and families who share her struggles. Marketa has done work with some amazing organizations such as Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, College & Community Fellowship, NYSCASA (New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault), Cares of NY, and Mediation Matters where she has dedicated her time advocating for the voiceless demanding an end to mass incarceration, homelessness, the war on drugs, and the policies that she has seen fracture families and harm the youth. Building on that advocacy work, Marketa co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of The Community Rising Project, an organization dedicated to supporting families who are directly impacted by state-sanctioned violence and by involvement in the criminal legal system.  Marketa holds the dream of combining her love of cooking for others and uplifting the homeless, by opening a nonprofit restaurant one day!

Nominated by Tyrone McCants


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