media Archives

  • This April, the Make It Happen program was the subject of the Center for Court Innovation’s podcast, ‘New Thinking.’ Through interviews with Program Director Kenton Kirby, Shawn Deverteuil, Men’s Empowerment Coordinator, and participants, the podcast explores the intersections of trauma, race, and healing for young men of color. Make It Happen participants share how they […]

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  • This past summer, YO S.O.S. Youth Organizers spent time with reporters from BBC News, giving a window into our neighborhoods and our approach to peace building and community change. The videos recently premiered on BBC’s “First News” website which receives 1.2 million hits a week. There will also be coverage in their weekly newspaper for young people […]

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  •   This message was originally sent by email to our mailing list on 11/23/16 Happy Thanksgiving from S.O.S. and the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center! Dear Supporters and Friends, I want to reaffirm that our work has never been only to stop shootings and killings. Stopping shootings and killings is a beginning place. Our goal […]

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  • On Wednesday, April 20th, Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.) launched an anti-violence multimedia campaign titled, “6 Feet Above.” The campaign was developed by the youth of YO S.O.S. in collaboration with Urban Art Beat, Urban Arts Partnership, and Urban Word NYC. The campaign and title were developed to promote celebrating life over […]

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