REAL CONVERSATIONS COMPANION: A.T. MITCHELL
NOVEMBER ’14: REAL CONVERSATIONS with MELODY FOX
On Strengthening Our Families: Saving Our Sons and Daughters
Andre decided at a young age to dedicate his life and energy to transform the minds of the people in his community. In 2004, Andre founded Man Up! Inc., a non-profit organization where he is currently serving as the Executive Director. Man Up! Inc. services thousands of families throughout New York City by way of cultural afterschool and summer programs; mentoring and leadership development; services for the formerly incarcerated; career/job development; as well as community/school watch programs.
Through his hard work and commitment, he has earned countless achievements such as Family Development Credentials, Certification as a Gang Specialist through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and an appointment to the New York City Council’s Anti-Gun Violence Task Force. Andre’s most recent community achievement was being voted as the new Chairman of Community Board 5, the governing board for East New York, Cypress Hills, and Spring, which is the community where his organization Man Up! Inc is based.