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NYAGV Calls for Additional Program Funding - You Can Help

NYAGV Calls for Additional Program Funding – You Can Help

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Ed Fund is calling on city leaders to reallocate funds from the NYPD’s outsized budget and invest in evidence-based youth and community programs, like its ReACTION youth empowerment program, which disrupt... Read More
Gun Violence Webinar Set For June 11

Gun Violence Webinar Set For June 11

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, a time to learn and teach others about the epidemic of gun violence and its potential solutions. Join New Yorkers Against Gun Violence at noon on Thursday, June 11th for a live webinar... Read More
Youth Over Guns Receives "Safer Tomorrow" Grant from Levi Strauss

Youth Over Guns Receives “Safer Tomorrow” Grant from Levi Strauss

Youth Over Guns, NYAGV’s youth advocacy group, has been awarded a 2020 Safer Tomorrow Fund grant by Levi Strauss and Co. Read More
Remote Advocacy Week and the Threat of Ghost Guns

Remote Advocacy Week and the Threat of Ghost Guns

NYAGV students, along with Youth Over Guns advocates, staff and volunteers, recently participated in Remote Advocacy Week – a large-scale virtual advocacy effort. Over 75 students from the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn met with elected officials, including... Read More
NYAGV Launches #PowerInPlace

NYAGV Launches #PowerInPlace

With schools closed and gun violence on the rise, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund is launching #PowerInPlace: An online education and advocacy program and source of strength, stability, and safety for students whose communities are most impacted by COVID-19 and gun... Read More
Virtual Youth-Led Advocacy Week Starts May 11

Virtual Youth-Led Advocacy Week Starts May 11

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is excited to announce our Virtual Youth-Led Advocacy Week, from May 11th-15th. Students will be “meeting” with elected officials at the city, state and federal level to advocate for universal background checks, a ban... Read More
Youth Over Guns Addresses Coronavirus Situation

Youth Over Guns Addresses Coronavirus Situation

COVID-19, or coronavirus, is highlighting the failures of our systems and leaving working class families scrambling. It is threatening the lives of the most vulnerable among us and causing a surge in gun sales across the country. Read More