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Alive & Free: The Prescription to End Violence and Change Lives

Transform the lives of young people by treating violence like a disease.

Our Mission

To keep young people alive and free, unharmed by violence, and free from incarceration. To provide young people with opportunity and support to build positive lives for themselves and to move into contributing roles in society.

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Gangs. Drugs. Domestic Violence.

Human Trafficking. The Opiod Epidemic.

Police Violence. Community Violence.

What can we do about it?

Real Impact

Alive & Free teaches young people how to be immune to the disease of violence and offers a community of support to guide them on the path to college. The prescription creates real change for our communities with measurable results.

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91%

Graduation Rate

239

College Graduates

33%

Master's or PhD

How do we prevent violence across the country and globally?

Join the Alive & Free Movement

To End Violence and Change Lives

Success Stories

Layla Turner

Alumni Layla Turner is a hard working woman. She is a a certified CPA by day, loving mother by night, and is now co-owner of 2 businesses alongside her husband, Eric. They have just opened up their dream shop, a juice bar, known as The Hip Hop Juice Box in Emeryville, CA. They feature fresh…

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Diane Thomas, MD

Alive, Free, & Paying It Forward  Dr. Diane Thomas’ story was not uncommon for the Hunter’s Point neighborhood where she was born. Witha father on drugs and a single mother parenting four children, the neighborhood pressure of gang violence, deaths of friends, and the threat of teen pregnancy were all too real. Then, just as…

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Mike Gibson

Growing up in East Oakland, Michael Gibson’s childhood was marred by drug related violence in his community and in his family. Caught up in the streets and entangled at a young age, he was serving a sentence in a youth correctional facility when he was introduced to the African American Males Transition Program there. That…

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Leadership

Dr. Joseph Marshall is recognized as a social entrepreneur for his pioneering work redefining youth violence as a disease and developing the successful Alive & Free Prescription along with Jack Jacqua, a community activist with over 40 years of experience as a teacher, counselor and coach.

Meet our team »