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NYC City Council to Rename Block on Avenue B the “Avenues for Justice Way”
On December 15, 2021, City Council approved a motion by 2nd District Council Member, Carlina Rivera, which had previously been voted for approval by the Lower East Side’s Community Board 3, to rename the block on Avenue B just south of Tompkins Square, “Avenues for Justice Way”.
AFJ Featured on F.Y. EYE’s PSA Network Campaign!
The PSA Network includes indoor and outdoor screens placed in high-traffic locations throughout NYC’s five boroughs and Westchester used exclusively to promote social impact messaging.
Boxing for Justice: An AFJ Junior Board Fundraiser
On November 7th from 12:45–1:45, Taylor Rae Almonte will be teaching an hour long boxing class with Rumble at their TriBeca studio! All proceeds of the event will be going to Avenues for Justice (AFJ) a crime-prevention program for youth based on Manhattan.
Where Do Your DEI Initiatives End? What You Need to Know About Youth Incarceration
Read more about AFJ’s story through the eyes of Court Advocate Elsie Flores and Manager Gamal Willis in Employee Benefit News.
In Memory of AFJ Participant: Menkie Woodard-Collins (1997–2021)
It is with a heavy heart and deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of AFJ’s participants, Menkie. Menkie was smart, jovial, witty, ambitious, creative, and energetic. He changed the energy of every room that he walked into. He was always cracking jokes, testing wits, and making the people around him laugh and think.
AnOther Mag: Alec Soth and Campbell Addy Join Print Sale to Keep Kids Out of Prison
The newly launched Pics for the Kids raises funds for Avenues for Justice, a New York-based organisation which offers young offenders alternatives to prison
THE ECONOMIST: Avenues for Justice in The Economist!
AFJ talked about their challenges during COVID-19 in Economist article about jails and prisons around the world during global pandemic.
AFJ in the News: Chronicle of Social Change
AFJ East Harlem Court Advocate, Brian Stanley, and one of AFJ’s participants were interviewed to discuss the difficulty of staying inside and missing out on the important demonstrations taking place citywide.
AUTHORITY MAGAZINE: Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Elsie Flores of Avenues for Justice Is Helping To Change Our World
As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Elsie Flores.