Man Up! is made up of an amazing team of servant leaders. Together we have designed and delivered dozens of community-driven initiatives which have impacted tens of thousands of lives.
Cure Violence ENY/ Real People Do Real Things
Cure Violence ENY focuses on several “hot spots” or target areas within the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn. A public health statistically proven data driven approach is used to reduce gun related shootings and killings by providing immediate services to those who are considered high risk. Hired credible messengers known as outreach workers and violence interrupters are deployed to targeted areas throughout East New York to mediate, talk, and listen; the emphasis is on preventative measures as opposed to punishment measures. The issue is approached as a health epidemic and therefore a full- fledged multimedia public education campaign is used to reach the target population and the surrounding neighborhoods..
K.A.V.I Cure Violence
K.A.V.I (King Against Violence Initiative) is a collaboration between Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC), Man Up! Inc., and Save Our Streets Crown Heights (SOS). It is a hospital-based violence intervention & prevention partnership.
Hospital Responders are called to KCHC to help patients and their families cope with the trauma of a violent encounter. The aim is to offer positive solutions in order to reduce the chances of retaliation and further violence in the community.
Anti-Gang Counseling 101
Credible former gang members who have “been there and done that” conduct one-on-one and group counseling sessions with at risk and high risk individuals as well as newly recruited gang members. The session focus on the ill effects and consequences of gang life. These services are offered to concerned families, schools, churches, and youth programs.
· CPR & First Aid Training
· Community Services
“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.”
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