Osborne Launches FamilyWorks Harlem

Osborne Launches FamilyWorks Harlem

27 Feb 2017

On February 27, 2017, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office held a press conference to announce the investment of $58 million into organizations that support youth and families to prevent crime. In total, #InvestInYouth grants will fund 100 community organizations in East Harlem, Central/West Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Lower East Side. Osborne is pleased to be a recipient of an #InvestInYouth grant as a partnership with the Harlem Restoration Project to provide services to families affected by incarceration. Osborne Association President and CEO Elizabeth Gaynes thanked the District Attorney saying,

“The Osborne Association is honored to partner with the Harlem Restoration Project to launch FamilyWorks Harlem designed to address the most serious risks faced by children and families affected by parental incarceration. We thank District Attorney Vance for this opportunity to work in such a vibrant and resilient community.”

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Strengthening Lives and Communities Through Transformative Mentoring

Strengthening Lives and Communities Through Transformative Mentoring

15 Feb 2017

Last year, Barack Obama acknowledged mentoring's efficacy in declaring January as National Mentoring Month. Led by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with support from the Highland Street Foundation, National Mentoring Month is an opportunity to share resources and increase awareness around the importance of connecting young people to mentoring relationships. The theme, "Mentor in Real Life", highlighted the ways mentoring is critical to the development of young people. On social media, mentoring organizations and individuals shared resources and stories of mentoring success using the hashtags #MentorIRL and #NationalMentoringMonth. For this year's National Mentoring Month, MENTOR partnered with Nike to launch the EQUALITY campaign "to spread the message of equality, encourage support for the mentoring field, and inspire their customers to become mentors 'In Real Life.'"

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Devising a Smart Supportive Housing Strategy for Returning Citizens Upon Reentry

Devising a Smart Supportive Housing Strategy for Returning Citizens Upon Reentry

15 Jun 2016

Testimony by the Osborne Association to Assembly Standing Committee on Correction Assembly Subcommittee on Transitional Services 

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NPR | Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

NPR | Navigating Life, And Relationships, After A Jail Sentence

15 Jun 2016

Osborne has recently partnered with the StoryCorps Justice Project to document the experiences of our participants as youth of color involved with the criminal justice system in New York City. The project will amplify and preserve the stories of those whose lives have been affected by mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. Through their first-person accounts, StoryCorps works to ensure that people's experience of the current era of mass incarceration is preserved in the historical record and shared nationwide. Hear Jamal's story on the StoryCorps site.

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David Simon on Mass Incarceration and Real-life Inspiration for The Wire at Lighting the Way 2016

David Simon on Mass Incarceration and Real-life Inspiration for The Wire at Lighting the Way 2016

27 May 2016

The Osborne Association was fortunate to have Special Guest David Simon, journalist, author, and television producer speak at our 2016 Lighting the Way annual fundraising breakfast. After receiving the Thomas Mott Osborne Spirit Medal, his speech addressed the crisis of mass incarceration and closed with a story about the life of Donnie Andrews, the real-life inspiration for his character Omar on The Wire.

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