A ServiceWorks cohort of sophomores and seniors at Newark's Barringer High School are joined by AmeriCorps VISTA LaRhonda Boone and three former gang members who spoke to the group about making the right choices in life.

Igniting a Passion: Newark Youth Take On Gun Violence

High school sophomores and juniors were challenged to apply the communication, project management and community mapping skills they’d learned in ServiceWorks to their project addressing gun violence. The complexity of organizing an event, producing videos and inviting speakers was daunting. “You can absolutely do this,” I urged.