Antoinette Hudson dances to live music during the Back-to-School Drive and Stop the Violence Rally on Saturday (July 28) at Sampson Playground in New Orleans. School supplies were given away during the event that also included food, games, inflatable bounce houses, and live entertainment. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) Read the full write up on Nola.Com HERE!
For the second year in a row The First 72+ partnered with Isidore Newman High School to facilitate a 360 degree view of the criminal justice system in New Orleans. This year we started by having breakfast with Gerald Davis while he told his personal story of his first memories of having interactions with police, being arrested, going to jail, having bonds set, taking plea deals, being arrested again, and ultimately ending up in prison. From there students spent half the day
Harold Sylvester entered Lafayette prison a drug dealer struggling with addiction and the anger he felt over the brutal death of his father at the hands of men he once mentored. The prison re-entry program helps him. NOLA's First 72+ helps others. Watch video HERE.