New Year, New Expectations

A new year is supposed to bring expectations of better days, but for many young men, a life of hopelessness is all they can see. The idea of a job is impossible to imagine, and the thought of even trying seems futile and pointless. In fact, one of the greatest characteristics we see in the […]

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Looking Forward

A couple of years ago his 2-year-old brother was killed in a drive-by shooting. Two weeks ago his teenage sister was gunned down by rival gang members. It is not a season to be jolly for this young man. A high school dropout and a Bulldog gang member, the odds are stacked against him. Yet, […]

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Visible Tattoos No More

Cambodia is a difficult place to live, especially if one is a deportee with visible tattoos.  Deportees are easily judged and criticized. Davy is a general manager at Legends Cinema and was embarrassed about his old tattoos. I met with Davy and took him to a place recommended by a friend called Laser Skin Care. […]

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Good Men, Good Citizens

Helping gang members become good citizens is possible. Like anything we do, it takes training and education.  We do not believe in activism. We believe in action and in the American dream that all men can succeed. Teaching citizenship is a lost art.  Most of the young men we work with have no idea where […]

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