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YAP Represents Hope as Big City Mayors Offer Solutions to Chicago’s Gun Violence

YAP Represents Hope as Big City Mayors Offer Solutions to Chicago’s Gun Violence

  • 2/15/2019 10:23:00 AM
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Eighteen-year-old Heaven and Erika Jackson, her Chicago Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate-mentor, are proof that solutions to gun violence exist. Their faces and voices are among those in the opening video at a Feb. 15 Chicago public forum called, Cities Striving for Peace: What Chicago Can Learn from Five Big-City Mayors who Successfully Lowered Gun Violence.The event is hosted by Chicago CRED & InVEST Campaign. Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny) was created in 2016 by...
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#YAPGuatemalaLove Tackles Hardships Causing Families to Flee to U.S. Border

#YAPGuatemalaLove Tackles Hardships Causing Families to Flee to U.S. Border

  • 2/12/2019 11:17:00 AM
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SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS TO THE CAMPAIGN TOOLSYouth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is launching #YAPGuatemalaLove, a global social media campaign to raise awareness and funding to address the violence, extreme poverty, drug trafficking and unemployment that cause Guatemalan families to risk family separation and the lives of their children to seek asylum in the U.S. The four-week YAP-employee led campaign launches March 4, with support from Monmouth University Fraternity and Sorority Life students a...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Helps Washington D.C. Men Transition from Prison to Labor Force

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Helps Washington D.C. Men Transition from Prison to Labor Force

  • 2/7/2019 6:26:00 PM
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Washington, D.C. (Feb. 7, 2019) -- When Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. got the chance to adapt its successful youth employment program to help slightly older recently incarcerated men, there was no hesitation. For 44 years, YAP has partnered with youth justice and social services systems to provide young people with opportunities to develop and contribute so that communities have safe, proven, effective and economical alternatives to institutional placement.In partnership with Safer Stronge...
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