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Friday Night Community Dinners are BACK!
Our community centers on the Lower East Side and in Harlem have fully reopened. We are delighted to announce that, as of this past October, our Friday evening dinners are back!
AFJ Participants Earn 300 Digital Literacy Certifications!
To date, 85 AFJ Participants have enrolled in the rigorous Digital Literacy program that combines online self-paced study and online/onsite group instruction, covering over 70 different aptitude levels.
We’ve Surpassed Our Target Goal Of New Intakes!
By the end of last month, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) had welcomed 79 new court-involved Participants into our court advocacy program, exceeding our goal of 65 new intakes for the year.
AVENUES FOR JUSTICE’S THIRD ANNUAL SECOND CHANCE EXPERIENCE EVENT RAISES $250,000
On October 20th at Phillips Auction House AFJ raised over $250,000 and honored Jason Flom & Anastacia Henry!
Meet AFJ’s Second Chance Award Recipient: Anastacia
Anastacia was facing seven years on two felony charges in 2018 while pregnant. Today, she is a loving mother of a four year old with no criminal record and ready to start her life!
The 2022 Second Chance Award Experience, Oct 20th JOIN US!
Join Us In Honoring Jason Flom At Our Second Chance Experience on October 20th
The Second Annual Andy Awards – A Recap
On Friday, August 12th, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) celebrated its Second Annual Andy Awards, featuring multiple media projects created by twelve of our Participants during AFJ's 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
AFJ Continues STEM Education Partnership with Goldman Sachs
Three professionals from Goldman Sachs facilitated a workshop for our Participants highlighting the importance of STEM learning in their own careers. They shared traditional and non-traditional employment paths with lucrative possibilities with our Participants.
AFJ Launches Summer Youth Employment Program
This past Tuesday, July 5th, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) kicked off our 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) hosted at our Lower East Side Community Center.
AFJ Celebrates Juneteenth with Charles Pan-Fried Chicken
Last Friday, AFJ celebrated Juneteenth at our Harlem Community Center, featuring Chef Quie with the dynamic Charles Pan-Fried Chicken team, along with our Participants and friends.
Avenues for Justice to Launch NYC Summer Youth Employment Program for Media Training
This summer, the City has once again selected AFJ to serve as an SYEP host site from July 5th through to August 11th. We are doubling our impact from 9 Participants to 19 Participants.
AFJ Launches New Citywide Hybrid Learning Platform
In 2021, thanks to a technology grant from the Hyde and Watson Foundation, we were able to upgrade both centers’ remote learning technology.
AFJ Street Naming Highlights
On May 21st, Avenue B and 6th Street was renamed Avenues for Justice Way
Our Roots as One of the First ATI Programs for Youth and Young Adults
Here’s how we became one of the first Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs for youth and young adults in the country:
AFJ’s Branch That Keeps Us Connected To Policy and Reform: Our Advisory Council
Meet the Co-Chair of AFJ’s Advisory Council, John Mosler
Meet Nina – AFJ’s Star Volunteer, Junior Board Member and Leader of Our Spring Run for Justice!
Support Nina’s Half Marathon for AFJ Today!
The Brand Ambassadors of Our Work: AFJ’s Board of Directors
AFJ board member, Rebecca Lewinson, champions AFJ’s participants through her platform at BlackRock Gives grant program. Social media asset prepared by BlackRock.
Today’s Newsletter is Co-written by AFJ Participants
Toddrick, who was incarcerated for 26 years, shared his personal story, answered questions and encouraged our Participants to make better decisions than he did at their age.