Message From Our CEO
Peace and blessings family! Street Corner Resources is really beginning to take shape with an array of services including cure violence education, education and employment training and daily living resources and referrals. Our most popular initiatives include the I Am Peace Movement, the Peace Cafe, our book club, I work, learn and grow programs at our music studio, our very own radio show, Street Corner Resources Live and more recently the Peace Beast.! Our goal is to enhance the lives of our young people all over Harlem.
If you’re ever in the area, please feel free to visit our office at 151 W. 145th St. We’d also love to have you out to our Peace Cafe, the last Friday of every month. Looking forward to seeing you.
IESHA SEKOU – CEO and Founder
About Street Corner Resources
Street Corner Resources (SCR) was born out of a concern over gun violence and gang activity amongst Harlem’s youth. In 2005, Iesha Sekou, a long-standing community activist, decided to start a non-profit organization that would engage youth and provide them with the resources to help them develop holistically and serve as a positive alternative against the ongoing trend towards violence in urban neighborhoods.
Since its inception, Street Corner Resources has lived up to its name by providing multiple resources to community youth. SCR’s activities include workshops, (Rekindling the Inner Spirit to Succeed, the Male Box Group Series, Financial Literacy), a very active street presence (Speak Peace Forward and Occupy The Corners), and the installation of the first I AM PEACE Music Studio located within a Harlem High School.
Street Corner Resources’ most recent initiative is the Cure Violence program in Central Harlem. In addition, we are proud to offer Professional Mental Health Services, Employment and Education Services, Legal Aid and other supportive and wrap-around services.
SCR’s history continues to be written, as Iesha Sekou and her SCR team endeavor to bring peace and improvement to our neighborhoods.