Friday, November 21, 2014

S.O.S. Bed-Stuy team greets parents and families at neighborhood PAL

On Thursday, November 6, over 25 parents came out to attend the SOS Bed-Stuy community event at the PAL aimed at introducing SOS to the community and generate possibilities for community involvement. 


At the end of the presentation parent after parent raised their hand to say thank you and declare their support to the SOS team and they committed themselves to volunteering for future SOS events.

Monday, November 17, 2014

S.O.S. Outreach Workers Discuss Cure Violence Model

Last Friday, November 14, S.O.S. Outreach Workers from our sites in Crown Heights, Bed-Stuy, South Bronx and Morrisania came together to talk about how they are able to prevent gun violence in our neighborhoods. The panel took place at the Center for Court Innovation in midtown Manhattan with about 65 people in attendance. S.O.S. staff also spoke about how the Cure Violence model began in Chicago, and how the Chicago model led to the beginning of S.O.S. in 2009 in New York City.

Barry Wiles, an Outreach Worker from S.O.S. Bed-Stuy, spoke about the message he tries to send young people every day, saying, "Conflict don't always have to end in physical violence ... you could walk away from that."


Fifth Fish Fry in the Fall Fries Up Some Fresh Fish!

Friday night, November 14th, S.O.S. Crown Heights had its Fall Fish Fry on Kingston Avenue.  We cranked up the music, Outreach Worker Rudy Suggs cranked up the outdoor burner and fried up fresh tilapia, and the rest of the outreach team served sandwiches and soft drinks to over 100 program participants and neighborhood residents. Our own Jazzi Z. served as coordinator, greeter, and animator. Fish Fry in the Fall is an annual tradition of the S.O.S. team.  This is the fifth fish fry we've organized since the program activities began.