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Erica Ford

"Coming together to discuss the on-going issues surrounding gun violence and how it affects women with @jadenpinkettsmith"

Erica Ford is a leader, innovator, activist, and risk-taker whose impact on her community is inspirIng social good. Her goal as leader of the New York City-based Life Camp Inc. is to achieve zero violence. This past Labor Day Weekend 2020, which historically is among the holidays with the highest in gun violence, Ford and her team achieved an all time low with no gun violence in the communities they serve.

Fords is gaining support from Jada Pinkett Smith, who has hosted events such as one this past summer. and welcomed Erica Ford to The Red Table.

On RTT, Ford said to Jada Pinkett Smith:

"No one understands the impact that one bullet has on so many lives."

Ford was recently nominated for "The Elevate Prize" which stated the reason for her nomination:

"ensuring that all people have a safe environment to live and prosper; to mitigate and adapt to this global crises That is coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We need leaders and role models around the world—global heroes—with energy, ideas, solutions, and results that can elevate humanity, inspire movements, mobilize people, and catalyze positive, transformational change."

We will be following Erica and the rest of her amazing team, who see Crime as a disease that can be healed.

Let me introduce the creator of "Wellness Wednesdays" Kheperah Kearse.

You can support this life saving work by donating here today:

Donate — LIFE Camp, Inc.

Mission Statement

LIFE Camp protects our community through outreach, intervention and engagement.We provide youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools they need to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. We provide programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize youth to prevent and heal from violence in New York City's most underserved communities.
Levels (samples)
$15 - funds one hour of employment for an at risk young person
$100 - funds a credible community violence interrupter in the streets for a day
$1000 - funds the Peacemobile in the community for one day
Funds to Support Funds will support the scaling of our peace work; supports at-risk young people, ensures trusted violence interrupters are in the street, and increases presence of Peacemobile in the community

Larger Levels:

  • Deploys the Peacemobile in the community for a day
  • Hires two Violence Interrupters for one month
  • Employs three high risk young people and hire one Workforce Coordinator this Fall
  • Provide Therapeutic and Wellness services for 300 high-risk people + families in Southeast Queens, impacting 1,500 people
  • Provide Therapeutic and Wellness services for 100 high-risk people + families across NYC across Crisis Management System Sites, impacting 500 people
  • Employes 22 High Risk Young People This Fall
  • Expands Peacemobile Coverage across Queens for one year
  • Purchase and build out another Peacemobile.
  • Fully funds the buildout of a data tracking and management system, allowing LIFE Camp and the Crisis Management System to become an Evidence Based Model. Becoming an Evidence Based Model opens us for future funding from NYC and NYS.

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