Empower communities to be a catalyst for change & equal opportunity through sustainable programs that promote wellness, safety, & inclusion, in collaboration with residents, volunteers, civic leaders & business coalitions.
We rely on the support of an expanding network of socially conscious, compassionate leaders.
Provide individuals in marginalized communities with the resources to overcome obstacles & break the cycle of poverty, trauma, & inequality. Our vision of kindness & oneness aligns all identities and groups --- whether it be racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, or the like --- to end hate and separateness.
Commendations include: NYS Assembly “Citation” for “exemplary service”, stating: “Through this work you have established a strong and lasting legacy as an Advocate for constituents that has greatly inspired the next generation” and concludes “You are…worthy of the esteem of...community and the State of New York for your dedicated and tireless service to our city, the state, and our nation;”
Lisa Mehos is dedicated to applying her background in Business to creating empowering programs for individuals in underserved communities. Consistent with her studies at Emma Willard & Boston College, her goal has been to advocate for equality, inclusion, & opportunity. Lisa began working with survivors of human trafficking/domestic violence in 2011 and subsequently implemented Trauma Sensitive Yoga support groups throughout New York City for various organizations including Womankind, Sanctuary for Families, AMWA, Henry Street Settlement Center for Mental Health, The Center (heart & home of our LGBTQ community), and NOW (National Organization for Women).
Raymond Russell has over 30 year investigative service and has been honored for his unparalleled service, including the Employee Excellence recognition from the NYS Comptroller's Office. Ray is a 2nd Degree Black Belt: Nabi Su Martial Arts (incl Tai Chi & Kung Fu) & previously trained in Vee Arnis Jitsu & Kansai Self Defense
Vincent Green spearheaded a worldwide project that accepts manuscripts from children ages five to fifteen for inclusion in a book of stories written by kids for kids. This book project celebrates the life experiences, unique potential, and diversity of the children we serve. While promoting self-expression through writing, the project inspires children with an opportunity to have their story published and acknowledged.
Wendy Henry LAC & Rachel Kaplan LAC are experienced, licensed acupuncturists serving individuals in shelters, NYCHA, and other communities via special events, private appointments, & small group sessions.
Maria Bido provides educational support as well as culinary programs dedicated to celebrating diversity and cultural heritage. "
Arun Sharma is a Cloud data engineer with Microsoft and a registered RYT 200 yoga instructor. He is passionate about the practice and benefits of yoga and meditation. According to Arun,Yoga is all about making your mind peaceful, calmer & flexible and of course bringing back everlasting smile on your face in day to day stressful situations.His daily practice includes Sri Sri Yoga , pranayama, and meditation.
King Downing is an attorney & founder of the Human Rights-Racial Justice Center, which advocates & organizes on criminal & economic injustice, including police practices, racial profiling & mass incarceration. He is also former national coordinator of the ACLU's Campaign Against Racial Profiling.
Susie Boateng: RN/Utilization Manager/Clinical Advisor
Susie is a dedicated, experienced professional with dedicated to helping others achieve their best health. FREE confidential support is available now!
Uniting communities & building bridges to replace violence & division with peace & unity.
Emergency initatives began when New York City shutdown in March 2020:
· Thousands of meals served
· Support for isolated seniors
· Academic programs & supplies for kids
· Basic necessities delivered
· Sanitizer & Masks provided
Empowers individuals to achieve the highest expression of themselves