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June 13, 2024

Avenues for Justice Offers OSHA-30, Site Safety, Flaggers, and Scaffolding Trainings With Certifications To The Largest Cohort To Date

Since beginning the training cohorts, 52 Participants have received their OSHA and Site Safety certifications, 45 Participants have received their Flaggers certifications, and 37 Participants have received their Scaffolding certifications.

June 6, 2024

Meet Avenues for Justice’s 2024 Second Chance Award Recipient: Malik Rainey

Malik’s outlook on life could not be more aligned with Avenues for Justice’s mission of providing 45 Years of Second Chances. Malik knows that “no matter what you have going on or the case you have, it’s never too late to be a better version of yourself.”

May 28, 2024


Elizabeth Frederick to take over from the former Executive Director and AFJ Co-Founder Angel Rodriguez

May 16, 2024

AFJ Hosts Inaugural Mother's Day Celebration At Our Harlem Community Center

On May 10th, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) held our inaugural Mother’s Day Celebration at our Harlem community center. AFJ hosted mothers, caretakers, and guardians of AFJ Participants, along with our team and community members who are mothers.

May 10, 2024

AFJ's Co-Founder and Executive Director, Angel Rodriguez, Honored with the Juvenile Law Center’s Leadership Prize on May 8th in Philadelphia

On May 8th, Avenues for Justice’s (AFJ) Co-Founder and Executive Director, Angel Rodriguez, was honored alongside Elizabeth Scott, Lawrence Steinberg, and Bryan Stevenson with the 2024 Leadership Prize by the Juvenile Law Center (JLC) in Philadelphia.

May 2, 2024

Meet AFJ’s Job Developer, Shantel Brooks, Who Is Enhancing Our HIRE Up Job Readiness And Placement Initiatives

In addition to managing a full caseload as a Court Advocate, Shantel spearheaded a new initiative for job training and placement in 2021. This year, Shantel will take on a leading role as AFJ’s new Job Developer to expand on our internship and employment placement efforts.

April 25, 2024

Join Us On May 8th In Philadelphia As The Juvenile Law Center Honors AFJ’s Co-Founder And Executive Director, Angel Rodriguez

We hope you will join us in celebrating Angel at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on May 8th.

April 18, 2024

Avenues for Justice Participants Visit Delaware State University As Part of Our HIRE Up Enrichment Program

Last week Friday, as part of Avenues for Justice’s (AFJ) HIRE Up enrichment programming which includes college visits, AFJ took Participants to Delaware State University (DSU).

April 11, 2024

District 9 Council Member Yusef Salaam and State Committee Member Londel Davis, Jr. Visit Our Harlem Community Center

Council Member Salaam spoke to our Participants about his experience being wrongfully convicted as a part of the Exonerated Five and his career as a criminal justice activist and politician.

April 4, 2024

Avenues for Justice’s Partnership with PR Team Woke Media Brings Press Visibility and Continued Media Coverage

Brooklyn-based and women-owned PR firm, Woke Media, has been representing AFJ since August 2022. During that time, the WM team has provided AFJ with noteworthy exposure across media platforms such as Forbes, Essence, and more!

March 19, 2024


On March 19, 2024, MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving announced Avenues for Justice (AFJ) as one of the Open Call’s awardees working with people and in places experiencing the greatest need in the United States.

March 14, 2024

AFJ Continues To Build Out Our HIRE Up Program With Enhanced Programming Offerings in 2024

Today, we want to highlight three workshops in our HIRE Up program: Digital Literacy, Coding and Legal Rights and Responsibilities.

March 7, 2024

AFJ Enhances 3-Year HIRE Up Job Readiness Partnership With BlackRock

In this week’s newsletter, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) would like to highlight our partnership with BlackRock through our board member Rebecca Lewinson.

February 29, 2024

AFJ Offers “Cooking with Shirley’s Son” Workshop in Partnership with Charles Pan-Fried Chicken

To close out Black History Month, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) would like to highlight our three-year partnership with Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, owned by James Beard-nominated Chef Charles Gabriel.

February 22, 2024

Celebrating Our Diverse AFJ Village In Honor Of Black History Month

This week, in honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating our diverse village and highlighting all of their contributions to the impact of our program.

February 8, 2024

Providing Supplemental Services To Our Participants Through HIRE Up Enrichment Programming

HIRE Up enrichment programs include college visits, field trips to sporting venues and museums, cooking classes, and art therapy.

January 25, 2024

Avenues for Justice Volunteer Facilitator Ryan Burvick Gets Creative With Our Participants

This week, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) is thrilled to spotlight AFJ Volunteer Facilitator and HIRE Up partner, Ryan Burvick of Audio Pictures. Ryan was one of our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) facilitators in 2022. He also hosted two AFJ Interns at his business.

January 19, 2024

AFJ IN THE NEWS: DEUTSCHE WELLE’S “Young and Homeless in New York” Piece

This week at Avenues for Justice (AFJ), we wanted to highlight Deutsche Welle’s news piece, “Young and Homeless in New York”, featuring AFJ Program Graduates, John and Zoe.