Pamela Allen was born in The Bronx, New York City and is a long-time resident of New Haven, Connecticut. In 2002 she founded Evergreen Family Oriented Tree, Inc., a grassroots not-for-profit organization. Evergreen’s mission is to help reduce recidivism in addiction, incarceration, homelessness, education, and employment. Its target population is individuals who are involved or at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system.
For many years Pamela has engaged in community organizing through both her church and the City of New Haven. She currently serves as the Chairperson for the New Haven Reentry Roundtable, a group she has participated in for over seven years.