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2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction - Monday, October 20, NYC

2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction – Monday, October 20, NYC

Reserve your tickets now for this popular event–also featuring former Governor Mario M. Cuomo.Read More
Help keep guns away from kids.

Help keep guns away from kids.

One third of US households with children under the age of 18 contain firearms–and many of those are stored unlocked and loaded.Read More
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Former Gov. Mario Cuomo joins the lineup at NYAGV's Annual Benefit.

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo joins the lineup at NYAGV’s Annual Benefit.

Former New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo will join the evening’s lineup for the NYAGV Education Fund 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction when he presents the Allard K. Lowenstein Award for Public Service to Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy. The event is scheduled for October 20, from 6:30 – 9 pm, at NYU Law School in New... Read More
Community Workshops: The Sadonte Foundation

Community Workshops: The Sadonte Foundation

To help reduce gun violence in New York, the NYAGV Education Fund conducts community workshops for neighborhood organizations such as The Sadonte Foundation–a group committed to fostering positive relationships through mentorship, youth based activities, and supportive groups. Read More
reACTION Student Q&A: Brandon M.

reACTION Student Q&A: Brandon M.

Brandon M. is an 11th grader at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This is his second year in reACTION, an after-school program that teaches New York City teens how to avoid guns and gun violence. Brandon was interviewed recently by Kira B., a student volunteer.  Read More
reACTION Student Q&A: Kristina F.

reACTION Student Q&A: Kristina F.

Kristina F. is a 12th grader at the High School for Public Service in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. This is her fourth year in reACTION, an after-school program that teaches New York City teens how to avoid guns and gun violence. Kristina was interviewed recently by Kira B., a student volunteer. Read More
reACTION Program Empowers Teens

reACTION Program Empowers Teens

Guns are still rampant in many New York neighborhoods–but teens in the reACTION Program reevaluate the role of guns in their lives and learn that guns don’t make them safe. ReACTION is the NYAGV Education Fund’s full-year youth education program that teaches New York City public school Read More
Join us! 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction, October 20 in NYC

Join us! 2014 Annual Benefit & Silent Auction, October 20 in NYC

Reserve your tickets now for the NYAGV Education Fund’s 2014 Annual Benefit and Silent Auction as we honor Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy and other leaders in gun violence prevention and support NYAGV education and community programs. This year’s event will be held October 20 at NYU Law Read More
ReACTION Student's Poem About Gun Violence

ReACTION Student’s Poem About Gun Violence

Check out this touching poem written by Ravindra, one of the students in our ReACTION Youth Program at the School for Democracy and Leadership in Crown Heights. She read the poem to her class before the students participated in a “Silence the Violence” action in June, in which they stopped talking for the rest of... Read More
ReACTION Kids Promote Anti-Bullying

ReACTION Kids Promote Anti-Bullying

ReACTION Youth Program students at the Community Health Academy of the Heights–a public middle school in Washington Heights–held a school-wide assembly to teach their peers how to identify bullying and help stop it. The students discussed clips from the movie, “Bully,” participated in interactive exercises, and encouraged their peers to sign a pledge against bullying. Read More