Through a grant from Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Dept. of Justice (DOJ), Peace Over Violence, the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, and Brotherhood Crusade have joined forces to encourage men to stand as leaders and allies in the movement to prevent violence against women and girls. The Engaging Men Project is a call to action for the men and youth in the South LA community to be positive role models in this effort.
The Engaging Men Project seeks to empower young men to change their norms in order to build healthy relationships, families, and communities. We believe in a positive approach towards engaging men in our community; we believe the men of South LA are one of the greatest resources for inspiring positive personal and community change.
The Engaging Men Project has established a core group of young leaders who have received education and mentoring from partner agencies Brotherhood Crusade, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, and POV and performance art training from the Amazing Grace Conservatory.
The Engaging Men leaders offer public performances and training workshops to groups of youth and adults interested in building families and neighborhoods free from violence.