Nonprofits partner with Fairfield University to fight gun violence

PT Partners and RYASAP say they advocate on behalf of young people at risk and victims of violence.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2024, 11:30 AM

Updated 13 days ago

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Two nonprofit groups from Bridgeport have partnered with Fairfield University in an effort to combat gun violence.
PT Partners and RYASAP say they advocate on behalf of young people at risk and victims of violence. They also try to give a voice to residents in public housing.
"Fairfield University will work to turn that vital input into concrete ways to prevent gun violence," they said.
RYASAP CEO Marc Donald says the organizations have a million-dollar grant to help achieve the goal. They plan to do this by working directly with residents.
"They're such a rich resource. They live in the community, they know the solutions, they're right next to it and most importantly, they can give feedback about where the gaps are that maybe we don't see,” he said.
“We are entitled to safety, health and a better living environment. It's only going to work if we all come together and make that village as we used to have, or as we know is possible,” said DiZett Hamilton of PT Partners.
The groups thank the TOW Foundation for providing the grant. They say it will help create safer and healthier communities.


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