HNBA Meeting – Tuesday at 7

We hope to see you on Tuesday at HNBA’s March, community meeting.

We’ll meet at 2306 3rd Avenue (the Salvation Army building) at 7:00 PM and yes, we’re expecting you.

Starting at 7:00, we’ll have two presentations. The first will be from Tapashi Narine, the new administrator for Harlem’s four historic parks (Morningside, Jackie Robinson, St. Nicholas, and Marcus Garvey) and her colleague from NYC Parks Enforcement – Sgt. Celia Joseph. Tapashi will tell us more about upcoming spring and summer park programming and events for you and your family, and Sgt. Joseph will talk about public safety in and around Marcus Garvey Park.

Then, as our main event, we’ll have a presentation from Exodus House and their Peace Brokers program of violence interrupter organization that works to reduce (youth) gun violence in our community.

The Peace Broker team is staffed by Credible Messengers with the goal of addressing gang/gun violence in Harlem and the South Bronx. As with all of Exodus programming, the Peace Broker team collaborates with different CBOs and focuses on engaging with the community, identifying known gang affiliates and their leaders, and working with them to become active entities in the reduction of gang/gun violence in their community.

Exodus House and their team have been instrumental in working with teens who are at risk of gang engagement and defusing community tensions. The Peace Brokers are also focused on the many root causes of community violence and advocating for an end to systemic barriers to success.
The Peace Brokers have been awarded money from the District Attorney of New York to work with at-risk teens and are helping to keep our community safe day-in and day-out.
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We are additionally launching a paid tour of Harlem with an expert guide.