Violence is in fact preventable, yet prevention requires an investment of resources, people, leadership, and commitment.
The Margaret F. Lee Violence prevention/Intervention program (MVPIP) which has a special focus on preventing violence that affects our young children, youth and young adults. The program works to interrupt the cycle of violence focusing on early childhood strategies to help parents enroll young students in school settings & community organizations at early involvement as an evidence-based strategy to violence prevention.
MVPIP team partners have worked together in a variety of collaborative efforts since 2017. Our partners include other Englewood service providers such as Chicago Early Learning(CEL), CPS Network-11, Team work Englewood, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, RAGE, Family Focus, Imagine Englewood, National Able, Legacy of the 39ers, 51 Street Business Association, Brite New Mind Day Care center Inc, Redemption Happens NFP, Children Matters Inc, Flags of the Heart, The Darius Foundation, Kourtney Kindness, The Art of Transparency NFP, as well as various local and state government agencies.
BTGCL As the lead agency convening partners around shared goals, BTGCL provides staffing to the MVPIP team and has a program coordinator that convenes regular meetings and sends out communication to the partner group. The partner agencies meet quarterly with various partners hosting planned convenings.
BTGCL Executive Director serves as the Chair for the partner group, however decisions are made through consensus and/or majority rule process. Collectively we have participated in hosting community trainings and working jointly on community resource fairs in Englewood, West Englewood and other Chicago communities surrounding the Englewood area.
The MVPIP team individually and collectively, has built relationships with Chicago residents and community stakeholders throughout the Chicago land area. MVPIP collaborative believes that rebuilding neighborhoods and connecting community residents with local resources i.e.: food, housing, childcare, job training and jobs will help decrease the cycle of community violence and reduce youth violence.
Supporting parents with enrollment to educational programs for young students & connecting families to resources, case management and emergency funds that support school retention.
Young Women Empowerment Program/providing prevention & Intervention Life Skill coaching " Strategies for today's Women"
Exposing young male men
ages 12-18 to alternatives & creative programing that will offset negative behaviors and convert them into responsible and productive men in the home and community.
Bridging the Gap Communal Living chess initiative is being offered to challenge the negatives perception associated with young male.
* Build confidence & Self-esteem
* Build positive male relationships(Mentoring)
* Build self awareness
* Build career awareness & career choice & moving into action
*Build male etiquette
* Build Resources
"It Takes A Village & Resources to Raise A Child".
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