The Mission

Saving Lives and Healing Communities One Relationship at a Time.

A Credible Messenger-led, community-based, nonprofit organization launched in 2019, we are youth-focused, family-centered and community-driven.  Living Redemption currently serves Central and West Harlem to impact the lives of individuals and families in their communities for change and transformation. 

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Press Release

New York Organizations Join Google Program to Offer Digital Skills Training for People Impacted by Incarceration

New York, NY — Today, nine organizations in New York announced they are working with Google to provide digital skills programs to advance economic opportunity for people impacted by incarceration. In June, Google shared its investing $4 million toward a new fund that aims to expand its justice reform work.

Our Credible Messenger Model

LRYOH, Harlem, NY, youth helping package food that will be distributed to families and the homeless.
LRYOH, Harlem, NY, youth helping package food that will be distributed to families and the homeless.

Millions in seized money expanded Harlem youth hub’s “credible messenger” anti-violence project

By Donavyn Coffey

Dedric “Bad News” Hammond found a path forward in the pages of a Bible, changed his nickname from Bad News to Beloved, and returned to the same streets where he’d run amok. But, this time, he’d be using his past to help young people avoid or get out of the kind of criminality he left behind.

Visit the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange website to read the article. →

Media | Youth videos

Find Our Way Official Music Video Rhyme X Thrive Collective X LRYOH | Thumbnail Image

Find Our Way Official Music Video Rhyme X Thrive Collective X LRCDC

Courtesy of Thrive Collective

Turn Up the Value - Official Music Video

Courtesy of Thrive Collective

in the news

CMJC is honored to welcome the Reverend Maurice Winley as our newest Advisory Council member, one of the founding partners of CMJC and trailblazer of this critical work!

By Donavyn Coffey

Dedric “Bad News” Hammond found a path forward in the pages of a Bible, changed his nickname from Bad News to Beloved, and returned to the same streets where he’d run amok. But, this time, he’d be using his past to help young people avoid or get out of the kind of criminality he left behind.

“Proud to be a part of this event, highlighting winning reentry strategies and identifying how law firms and financial institutions can play a role in this work, beyond fundraising, featuring Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Exodus Transitional Community, Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, Roca, and Concordance.”

Rev. Maurice Winley

OPEN AIR Community Day Food Pantry

Community Impact

NeON Kitchen Partnership with LRYOH
2 Days of OPEN AIR Grab & Go Community Food Distribution @ Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub on  Wednesdays & Fridays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

28,005

Families Served

48,072

Children Served

49,363

Adults Served

11,604

Seniors Served

Total Individuals Served to Date:

78965
Click here for more information and to download a copy of the Community Food Pantry flier.

To Our Youth

Young Man Eating

Care

Our team provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for youth and young adults to grow and thrive. We provide assistance through our Credible Messengers and other support services for dealing with the challenges youth face today.

Grow

We serve youth and young adults in Central and West Harlem. If you are not a current participant and desire to learn and grow, want to learn about opportunities available to you and participate in programs, please complete the Online Application. A team member will follow up with you as soon as possible.

Mentoring

Our Credible Messenger Mentors team provides weekly group mentoring and one-on-one mentoring. Having a mentor is important to a successful life. Our mentors are caring, trusted and positive influencers for change and transformation.

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DA Vance Press Conference announcing the investment in youth and families to create and construct five “Youth Opportunity Hubs,” a first-of-its-kind effort to knit together community-based providers and build new physical spaces for young people in target Manhattan neighborhoods, and help existing organizations specializing in family and youth development expand their capacity and develop innovative new services. Learn more

About Us

Living Redemption Community Development Corporation, dba Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, is a community-based initiative serving Central and West Harlem, funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Initiative. Living Redemption is housed at Soul Saving Station For Every Nation. Saving Lives and Healing Communities One Relationship at a Time is our Mission. Living Redemption Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Program Providers

LRCDC program model incorporates offering a comprehensive array of programs and services, engaging community program providers as contributors to form a wholistic programming approach.

LRCDC Sponsored Community-Based Providers

  • Code Cooperative
  • Community Impact
  • D.A.A.D (Developing Adolescence Attitudes & Destinies)
  • Bethel Gospel Assembly
  • Thrive Collective
  • Silicon Harlem

Faith-Based Providers and Other Affiliations

  • CRU
  • Navigators
  • Glean
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (Office of Government and Community Affairs)
  • Clean to the Max
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