As a community, we are deeply distressed by the messages of violence and hatred on ATLAH Ministry's sign on Lenox Avenue. While we cannot force ATLAH to change their sign, we hope that we can counter their messaging in a positive way by raising funds and awareness for the Ali Forney Center (AFC) in Harlem.
This is how the AFC Executive Director Carl Siciliano describes their mission:
New York City can be a brutal place for homeless youth and tragically, many young lives have been destroyed. At the Ali Forney Center (AFC), we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments.
AFC is working hard to provide our youth with the support and nourishment they ne...