Street Corner Resources’ mission is to help young people by providing greater access to education, training opportunities, real employment and other resources which help improve their lives and help them stay away from gun and gang violence.
Iesha encourages the use of innovative methods to challenge youth to improve their own lives. She facilitates life shaping and mind changing workshops including, “Rekindling the Inner Spirit to Succeed” and” To Be or Not To Be” – an anti-gang workshop.
Iesha’s responsibilities with Street Corner Resources include managing the Cure Violence Anti-Gun Violence program. Street Corner Resources is one of 18 Cure Violence sites throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Cure Violence strives to stop the spread of violence in communities by using the methods and strategies associated with disease control – detecting and interrupting conflicts, identifying and treating the highest risk individuals, and changing social norms around violence.
Congressman Charles Rangel proclaimed her a visionary whose work has made a significant impact on the Harlem community. She is a dynamic and powerful motivational speaker and is one of the premier New York advocates against gun and gang violence.
Iesha Sekou is a graduate of Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach Florida, receiving her BA Degree in English. Sekou’s career began in education, which explains her relentless enthusiasm to uplift and empower young people.
Iesha has spent countless hours at rallies and press conferences denouncing violence. You can also find her facilitating panels around the city, working to raise awareness of the ills of urban youth violence.
Last year, Governor Cuomo reached out to Iesha for advice on creating the toughest gun laws in the country.
Reverend Al Sharpton named Iesha Sekou as Anti-Violence Coordinator for the National Action Network.
NYPD has routinely invited Iesha Sekou to address its new recruits on community respect and interaction.
Iesha Sekou is a member of the New York State Board of Regents Blue Ribbon Committee charged with examining the educational challenges and opportunities boys and young men of color face on a daily basis and to recommend strategies to address the challenges and expand opportunities to increase their educational success.
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