A Relentless Peace Worker aka “Twin”

When Kevin Orange, former Hoover Crip, was still new as a peace-maker, his commitment was tested the night his twin brother and his cousin were murdered right in front of him. On February 2, 2009, Kevin (AKA "Twin") had just arrived at 104th and Bud Long Avenue, to attend a candlelight vigil for a friend murdered at that corner. He saw his brother Keith Orange, 45 with their cousin, Joe Caver, mid 20s, and greeted them. Kevin turned away for a moment, heard gunshots right at his elbow and spun back around. His brother and their cousin lay shot and dying, on the ground.

More about our program partner "Twin" at The Huffington Post

PCITI on NBC Channel 4 News

Our long-time partners PCITI were featured recently on NBC Channel 4 News:

A Comprehensive, Solution-Based Conversation and Booksigning

Check out our Executive Director, Aquil Basheer, speak at this Peace In The Hood panel and booksigning on Sunday 2pm-5pm at the African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90021.

This is the second in a series of 'Peace In the Hood: Working With Gang Members to End the Peace In the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence" booksignings and solution-seeking community discussions. The event will focus on developing solutions to address a number of issues in the media today and offer strategies in the book to empower residents to reduce the levels of violence in their communities.

The panelists include some of the most dedicated and passionate individuals in the fields of violence prevention, mental health, public safety, media and academics/research.

Feed The Need – August 23, 2014

Feed the Need LA

Come join us on August 23, 2014 for one of our most successful programs.  Feed The Need has helped provide meals to over 300,000 people and we continue to get stronger.  We'll be at Mt. Pleasant Hill Church at 8204 South Avalon Blvd... hope to see you there!