What's Happening at One by 1!
Happy New Year!
We are off to a great start, dedicated to building our youth and supporting persons coming home from prison.
We are planning several events and activities for 2014 that will help to support and sustain our communities! Join us in our initiatives, check our "Get Involved" page to learn ways to support youth, returning citizens and the community!
Saturday January 18th, Youth Summit
One by 1 Inc. is thrilled to present at the Montgomery County
Street Outreach Network's Youth Summit on Saturday, January 18, 2014. This all day event will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center in Downtown Silver Spring, MD. Looking forward to working with our young people!
We have been busy this Fall, in the community, saving our youth
and making a difference!
Honored to present at American University, American University Washington, DC 20016
Monday, November 25, 2013
Prof. Richard R. Bennett
Professor of Justice Class, Department of Justice, Law and Society
Abraxas Youth Center, South Mountain PA
Presentation of our Out for Good and Alternatives to Violence Workshop to an amazing group of young men working towards making a change and perseverance! An absolute honor to have met and worked with these young men.
November 1, 2013- November 2, 2013
One by 1 Founder, Eddie Ellis, is honored to join a group of expert panelists to discuss the challenges faced by individuals with criminal convictions.
Monday, November 4, 2013, 6:30-9:00pm
120 F Street, N.W.
12th Floor, Gewirz Student Center, Georgetown University Law Center
Reception to follow
Woodrow Wilson HS, Washington, DC
October 8, 2013
Prof. Colman McCarthy, Peace Advocate, Peace Studies Class
Clarksburg Correctional Facility, Clarksburg, MD
September 5, 2013
Out for Good Workshop
presented to Young Adult Male Inmates
Women’s Empowerment Conference – a great success!!!
What an amazing day!
From our panelists, presenters, attendees and participants- we couldn’t have asked for a
more dynamic, powerful and compassionate group that made this conference the
informative and impactful conference it set out to be.
Thank you much to all of our conference family and supporters, we are
grateful to you!!!
Special Thanks to our Conference Sponsors and Partners:
Victims Rights Foundation
Sisters 4 Sisters
Josh Morgan of the Washington Redskins
Montgomery County Dept of Health and Human Services, Street Outreach Network
Family Justice Center of Montgomery County
Our amazing Moderator, Ms. Janie Jeffers
Believers of Faith Ministries, Pastor Calvert Edison and Pastor Ra'chel Edison
Our Dynamic Panelists:
Attorney Kymberly Jackson
Ms. Camille Bradley
Ms. Daryl Leach
Ms. Antoinette Scott
Ms. Dee Burrell
Ms. Leila McDowell
Ms. Carolyn White Washington
Ms. Chere Cofield
Dr. N'Krumah Lewis
Dr. Sheila Cuomo
Ms. Lenna Milton-Cole
2/4/2014~ Saving our youth
Houston Schools are adding more officers into the schools which is leading to more children arrested and juveniles in court. Minor infractions and miscellaneous hallway silliness can cost a child a day in court. Has the radical zero tolerance rule created a hostile environment for our children making it impossible to focus on learning and contributing to the school to prison pipeline? Read the NY Times article decribing the addition of officers to their public schools. Learn more about the School to Prison Pipeline a the ACLU site. How are our children being served when we are adding officers and closing schools at the same time?
Kool Kids is Kicking it Up!
Kool Kids Digital Storytelling Project (a Benevolent Media Pitch Night Finalist) is beginning Series II! Kool Kids develops young people to transform themselves, their peers and their communities by becoming the next generation of confident leaders whom use media to have a positive impact on their peers. The Project's core assumptions are that youth can engage in behaviors that are age-appropriate, diverse and will positively influence their peers; can be critical thinkers and leaders when given opportunities to do so; and can develop a mature sense of values that will lead them in discerning between right and wrong.
A Personal Story of Survival
The Out for Good documentary is an important tool to reach our youth and community. Screenings at classrooms/schools, workshops and community events will help our children understand the importance of making good choices, the consequences of making bad choices for ourselves and most important how we all have the ability to change our ways to make a better future for ourselves.