New Life Centers was chosen as a seed grant winner with the Obama Foundation’s My Brothers Keeper Initiative. Last week we headed to Oakland for MBK Rising, a national summit for young men of color and organizations serving them across the US. It was an energizing time where Matt DeMateo, our Executive Director, and Jorge Roque, Director of Mentoring, took two young people to Oakland. Alex, one of our young people, was able to be on the stage with President Obama and Stephen Curry from the Golden State Warriors. We spent time with President Obama, other national partners, and talked about building a movement of youth mentoring and violence prevention work. We were honored to be a voice at the table and are excited to see what doors open in 2019 and beyond!