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Avenues For Justice Comedy Show: #GiveASecondChance on November 1st!
$635 raised
32% of $2k goal
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For more than 40 years, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) has supported youth in New York City, keeping them out of prison and providing them with court advocacy, tutoring and mentorship, mental health support and job training.  During the past four decades we’ve seen it all – economic highs and lows, the changing faces of many NYC neighborhoods from gentrification, and generations of New Yorkers impacted by an unjust criminal justice system.

AFJ has known for years that young adults  need tools, support, opportunities and access to fair representation to have a second chance at life, and AFJ provides all of those things.  Each year, we serve more than 600 youthful offenders , and more than 95% of our graduates are never convicted of another crime  and remain on a pathway to their dreams.

Since March, when the city closed businesses and we were required to shelter-in-place, AFJ continues to  Meet the Moment  for the youth in our program. Many of our youth faced unimaginable challenges before the pandemic. With the added challenge of a deadly virus, an economic downturn, a racial reckoning and an inability to share physical space with youth in person,  AFJ took important action that works:

  • We  served more than 300 youthful offenders  since the pandemic began;
  • We  launched NEW jobs programs, equipping our participants to have training and certifications that will put them on a path for employment;
  • We  met essential needs, providing groceries and funds for utilities to youth and their families; and
  • We  provided laptops and cell phones to program participants, helping them remain connected to AFJ and their caring staff.

To continue this work, we need your help. Right now,  New York needs programs like Avenues for Justice. AFJ has a proven track record of making a difference in the lives of youth in our City. It’s what we’ve done for the past 40 years, and we will continue to do so for the next 40 years to come. 

 

 

This is a by-donation comedy show on Nov 1st at 730EST to support all the causes you care about most. Select a campaign below which supports a specific cause and we will donate to that cause on your behalf. We donate a minimum of 80% of all money raised in our Community Comedy Shows, that % goes up as donations increase. The minimum donation to receive a ticket is $5, the recommended donation it $20 and the maximum is one billion dollars! (Anywhere in between that is totally acceptable) 

Your link to the live show will be sent to you 30 minutes before the show!

If you would like your cause added to our list simply click this link and fill out the form and we will build it for you. Remember the more you share your individual causes campaign with your network the more we will be able to donate.

Let's laugh and change the world together!

Here are your comics for the show!

 

Franqi French -  Winner of Standup NBC 2019 , and recently announced  Variety's Top 10 Comics to Watch . Here's a  clip  of her that is pretty timely with the holidays coming up!

Drexton Clemons - Coming from Atlanta, Drex was recently voted one of the "Comics to Watch of 2019" in New York City!
Fumi Abe - A regular on Comedy Central and MTV, Fumi is an incredible comic with a unique perspective on being a Japanese-American. 
Maria Wojciechowski - Maria is one half of the musical duo, Abbaria, and she has been featured in the New Yorker, the Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly and Daily Mail.

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