Gang Education Clinic

Along with the District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Assemblyman Keith Wright will be hosting the First Annual Gang Education Clinic in Harlem on May 19th, 2011 on the 8th Floor of the Harlem State Office Building (163 West 125th Street in New York City) from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Invited panelists include members and leadership of Harlem Mothers SAVE, Street Corner Resources and the NYPD Cadet Program. We will disseminate valuable information and you will have an opportunity to have a dialogue with former gang members, mothers who have lost children to gangs and others with inside knowledge of gangs within Harlem. We look forward to seeing you there and your help in raising awareness in our community about the dangers presented by gangs.

If you should have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Maurice Cummings at 212-866-5809 or at mauricecummings70thad@gmail.com.

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2 thoughts on “Gang Education Clinic

  1. There has definitely been an increase in gang activity as after school and summer programs have declined. East and Central Harlem are especially bad.

  2. Thanks for this post. I grew up during a gang era (Black Spades, Roman Kings), became a Peacemaker in Junior High. My godson was saved from going to Brooklyn Tech, a “good” school that birthed one of the most notorious high school gangs (the Decepticons) during the late 80’s – 90’s, only to have a gang put out a “jealousy contract” on him when he was about to go to college. He’s okay now, after 8 years of incarceration (when someone puts a contract out on you, you gotta’ try to get them––it didn’t work).

    I hope this clinic works. Gangs are a response to the stifling poverty and lack of resources for low income young Harlmenites, especially men. No one likes young boys.

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