I AM PEACE Foundation was born out of necessity.
In the summer of 2014, our local Crown Heights community endured numerous instances of gun violence. After a first-hand experience dodging bullets at Jackie Robinson Playground on July 17, 2014, we took action and created the I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament. With just three weeks of lead time, the inaugural tournament on August 9, 2014 was a powerful success, transforming the war zone into a PEACE ZONE.
As the annual tournament has become a pillar in our community, we began piloting a mentorship program in late 2015 to expand our impact.
College, Career, and Life Readiness
Educational Workshops and Trips
Test Prep and Homework Help
Monthly Community Dinners
Resume Development and Job Placement
We are committed to deploying our model of preventive positive care to steer youth toward productive life paths. The next major step in I AM PEACE Foundation’s journey is accomplishing our long-term goal of developing a community center where youth are able to learn, grow, and prosper in a safe, welcoming space.