Another Choice Youth and Family Outreach, (ACYFO) is an East Harlem based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing supportive services to local youth and families, as well as citizens returning from incarceration. We use evidence-based interventions to engage the community in violence disruption, combating poverty, and promoting public safety.
We believe that the fight for social change will end at the intersection of criticizing and enacting social change with clear collective action. We are asking for your support as we “Reclaim the 2nd Floor Space” by creating the ACYFO Theater and Center for Solutions. Your donation will help us to execute our community engagement strategy to utilize the transformative power of strategic arts engagement to address and offset the often-interlacing dilemmas of poverty, domestic violence, re-entry, and recidivism.
In order to foster informed solutions in East Harlem to offset poverty and incarceration we conduct community- centered research with youth and adult participants. The information gathered is directly useful to impacted individuals, their communities, policy makers, academic institutions, nonprofits and beyond.
We form relationships to build our individual and collective capacity to be change agents.
ACYFO is a safe space for community members to seek direct and referral social-psychological support. We have ordained ministers and licensed social workers with lived-experience on call to support community members with mental wellness coaching, individualized mentorship, and referrals for mental health services.
We execute our mission by forming strategic collaborations enabling multi-dimensional advocacy and educational strategies. We believe that there is strength in numbers. In 2022 we brought community stakeholders together for community symposiums and discussions about fostering and implementing community-based solutions to promoting public safety and reducing poverty in our communities.
The mission of the SAE initiative is to provide free artistic literacy, professional development, and capacity building trainings and workshops to community members and advocates.
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