Challenges and Solutions

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Violence Prevention Challenges:

Violence Prevention Solutions:

I challenge you to build a program that alleviates the stigma that is associated with people returning home from incarceration by welcoming the returning citizens to play a part in the improvement of our communities.

Marcus Bullock

FIRA: Former Inmates Recovery Association

We aspire to promote a community that assists formerly incarcerated people. We believe in giving a second chance to those who are struggling and helping the community to realize that the stigma of being incarcerated should be lifted.

Build a Life

We envision that the people in Brownsville will use our project as an opportunity to have a better life after they are incarcerated.


We envision a future in which all people who have been incarcerated can find a way to reconnect to their community and feel welcomed.

I challenge you to develop a youth-led social media strategy that raises awareness about the disease of gun violence and develops a program that intervenes and prevents online activity from becoming deadly in real life.

Patrick Young


We envision a world of peace and safety. We envision a world where kids are able to go outside without experiencing gun violence; where young people do not normalize violence and are able to imagine other possibilities for their lives and futures.

STV (Stop the Violence)

We envision a safer community for present and future generations to prosper, we want to unify and promote togetherness in our community and lastly deplete gun violence amongst our people.

I challenge you to design a community campaign and program that amplifies the existing strengths and beauty of New Orleans’ neighborhoods as a counternarrative to the historical spring and summer upticks of community violence.

Marlon Peterson

Operation Hope 4 NOLA

To counter the narrative of violence in New Orleans by creating a safe space for opportunity and exposure for teens, further amplifying the existing talents within our city.


A community that believes in itself, supports itself, and provides & utilizes resources and mentorship to provide career opportunities and ample chances for success. We will bring the community together to help change the way that people see New Orleans, the 9th Ward, and Carver.

Get It Ready NOLA

Get it Ready NOLA aims to create and enhance the culture of our city to decrease violence and uplift the skills and creativity of the city's youth.

New Orleans’ Crime Amelioration (NOLACA)

NOLA’s Crime Amelioration (NOLACA) will allow all young people, particularly those who are at risk of being entrapped by violence, to experience their full potential as productive, responsible, and successful citizens without being exposed to or contributing to New Orleans crime.


Creating or promoting a safe and comfortable environment for minorities.

By bringing together unlikely allies, I challenge you to unleash peace to counter the culture of violence present in your community.

Eric Dawson

Tiger Alliance

Tiger Alliance will foster positive relationships between unlikely allies by coming together as one community and breaking down the negative stereotypes that divide us through our week of unity.

PEACE Agents of Change

PEACE Agents of Change will create a summit named Spreading Our Voice Against Violence by Knowing Our Rights. We will address root causes of violence such as mental illness, anger, misguided information, fear, police brutality, and gentrification in our community.

I challenge you to create a youth-led campaign — focused on equity and social justice — that demands a public-health approach to ending gun violence.

Rashaad Abdur-Rahman

J.M. Atherton High School

We offer enriching out-of-school activities that promote hobbies and peer-to-peer engagement and provide an alternative to violent culture.

Butler Traditional High School

We engage with our Butler community to help prevent gun violence, hate crimes, and social injustice and to promote a sense of safety and tranquility.