Street Corner Resources seeks to create a more peaceful community by providing teenagers and young adults greater access to real employment, education, training and other resources to assist them as they strive for success.
Street Corner Resources was born out of a concern over gun violence and gang activity amongst Harlem’s youth. In 2005, Iesha Sekou, a long standing community activist, decided to start a non-profit that would engage youth, provide resources to help them develop their God-given talents and be a bulwark against the ongoing trend towards violence in inner-city neighborhoods.
Since its inception, Street Corner Resources has lived up to its name by providing multiple resources to community youth. SCR’s activities have included workshops, such as Rekindling the Inner Spirit to Succeed, a weekly radio broadcast (Street Corner Resources LIVE), a very active street presence (Occupy The Corners), the installation of the Street Corner Resources I AM PEACE Music Studio at a Harlem High School.
Street Corner Resources most recent initiative is the Cure Violence program in Central Harlem. Cure Violence is a national program designed to eliminate gun violence in inner city neighborhoods.
These are just some of the resources that Street Corner Resources has provided to the community. SCR’s history continues to be written, as Iesha Sekou and her SCR team, continue strive to bring peace and improvement to our neighborhoods.
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