Milele Coggs
Press Release

Nationally-known peace activist Erica Ford to appear at public, free session on Friday

Erica Ford is the founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, Inc.

By - Jan 4th, 2017 03:33 pm

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs is encouraging community members to attend a free and public
event on Friday (January 6) featuring nationally-recognized peace activist and social
entrepreneur Erica Ford of New York City. The after work session featuring Ms. Ford will be at
Render, a new tech start up located at 2209 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., from 4:00 p.m.
to 6:00 p.m.

Ms. Ford, who grew up in Queens, NY, is the founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, Inc., which
primarily provides at-risk inner-city youth, ages 13-24, with valuable tools they need to stay in
school and out of the criminal justice system. Many credit her approach with drastically reducing
deadly gun violence and homicides in violence-prone areas of NYC. The LIFE Camp program
also offers individuals educational, employment and social opportunities they might not otherwise
have.

“With the arrival of the new year and Milwaukee already tallying several homicides, I believe
Ms. Ford’s appearance offers a positive opportunity for us to come together to listen to her ideas
and her strategies about reducing violence,” Alderwoman Coggs said. The event is sponsored by
Alderwoman Coggs, the city Office of Violence Prevention, state Rep. David Crowley, and the
Lauren Group.

What: Session with peace activist Erica Ford

When: Friday, January 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 2209 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr

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