Honoring zurana horton “a she/ro from around the way,” by developing a community based strategic plan for a nonprofit initiative to support young people that have been affected by street violence

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English 
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2015 
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Nearly half of the children in Brownsville, Brooklyn live below the national poverty level. Social Isolation, poverty and high crime in the community have affected these children in significant ways. Too many of them have lost their lives to senseless acts of street violence. A mother of 12 children, Zurana Horton, is among the slain. Our research revealed that Brownsville has no program designed to support children that have been traumatized by violence in the street. This Doctor of Ministry Project was designed to address that need by working with the community to develop a strategic plan for the creation of a nonprofit initiative. Focusing on the residents in one of the public housing developments, we laid the foundation for our work as we gathered relevant data from community engagement questionnaires, interviews and focus groups. Over 600 residents participated in the study. The results demonstrated that public safety and the welfare of children are primary concerns among the residents in the community. We also hosted several events to raise awareness, gather support, and inform people about our work. Our work with the families in the community demonstrated a compelling need and community receptivity for this initiative to be established.  
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