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Bringing Inspiring Leaders to Inspiring Cities


This month we are proud to fund a local leader who works in and around violence prevention. It was amazing to see the outpouring of nominees from around the country. There are so many leaders doing great work in this area and we are excited to find additional ways to support them. For now, the Breakout Foundation Board narrowed down from 72 candidates to 3 for this months #breakerchallenge grant. The power is now in the hands of you and your fellow Breaker community on who will receive $2,500 for their work. Please see below for more on our final 3 and make sure to vote by midnight tonight.


Damien Posey aka "1nceaMonsterNowaMentor"

Damien has impacted the lives of San Francisco inner city youth through his work as a mentor, life coach, and dedicated case manager. He is a member of The City Eats and case manager for the United Playaz, a SF based violence prevention organization.

Shanduke McPhatter aka Trife Gangsta

Hailing from Brooklyn, growing up as a seminal member of the Bloods gang, and serving 13 years in various New York prisons, today, serves as the executive director of Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes, a nonprofit organization focusing on minimizing gun violence by helping local youth.

Erricka Bridgeford

Born and raised in West Baltimore, she's the founder of Baltimore Ceasefire, a quarterly 72-hour weekend event in her home city of Baltimore in the hope of reducing the violence. She also was directly involved in getting the state of Maryland to remove the death penalty in 2013.