YO S.O.S. Archives

  • The Nation recently published an article about the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center’s Youth Organizing to Save Our Street (YO S.O.S.) program. The article focuses on last year’s YO S.O.S. cohort and interviews both alums and staff of the program. Check out the article here! 

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  • Greetings extended family and loved ones of the Mediation Center! Last Wednesday marked the end of another great year with YO S.OS where we held our commencement ceremony for our 2018 cohort. Our very own, David Gaskin, Project Manager for S.O.S Crown Heights, was the master of ceremonies for the night. He spoke beautifully about […]

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  • On Friday June 8th, BRIC hosted Art as a Catalyst for Change– a city wide program initiated by several Council Members including Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo and Jumaane D. Williams.  The event showcased artwork submitted by students in the BRIC art gallery.  Nationally-recognized social and criminal justice advocate Marlon Peterson (also the co-founder of YO S.O.S.) opened the […]

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  • In the midst of massive public outcry against gun violence after Parkland, Florida shooting, YO S.O.S. would like to thank funders who recognize 1) the opportunity for building multiracial alliances across class, and 2) energy must be translated into more resources for youth on the frontlines. In particular, we want to recognize the Funder’s Collaborative on […]

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