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HISTORYIn 2000, a childhood friend of Barnabas Shakur was accused and found guilty of a crime. Only 19 at the time of his arrest and a member of a notorious street gang called the Bloods, he was given a life sentence. Upon his friend's conviction, Barnabas was devastated and decided to create change. In 2001, he founded PR-G to help teens from his "hood." To read the story of PR-G click here
Foot Soldiers: A maintenance program that works with neighborhood teens to provide homeowners in the Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights area of Brooklyn, NY, with yard sweeping, garbage removal and snow shoveling services. The program uniquely links the stipends teens earn to their academic achievements, job readiness trainings, household responsibilities, physical activities, personal development workshops, and community projects. Through this program we have served over 500 teenagers.
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Community Pride Day (CPD): A service project created by PR-G's Foot Soldiers in 2003; they have been required to plan and implement it ever since. CPD is an annual day of fun, games and entertainment for the entire Bedford Stuyvesant community. CPD has a threefold mission of inspiring community pride through fun activities, connecting youth to local youth programs and giving local business owners a venue to market and give away their products and services to the community. There have been over 3,000 neighborhood residents in attendance since CPD's inception.
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