Lonnell Matthews to Take 'Off the Street, Make a Beat' Across Nashville
Lonnell Matthews, who leads the Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement, has personally assembled a team of volunteers and solicited in-kind equipment donations to bring Nashville Peacemakers' “Off the Street, Make a Beat” initiative to disadvantaged neighborhoods around Nashville—starting with the Nashville Peacemakers headquarters in North Nashville. The program, which launches as an eight-week pilot in September 2017, offers youth an alternative to idle time on the streets with structured learning on how to get started in the music business.
Music production, writing, programming, management and careers in the music business are among the subjects covered in the curriculum that will be implemented city-wide courtesy of Galaxy Star Entertainment and Bughouse ENT, with Nathan Clayborne serving as executive director and Thomas Fennessee as director.
'Straight Talk' Moves into Prisons
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Nashville Peacemakers' “Straight Talk” curriculum for boys became part of the anti-recidivism efforts of the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility (run by Corrections Corporation of America) and Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in 2017. In addition to Nashville Peacemakers CEO & Founder Clemmie Greenlee, other local participating anti-violence activists include Marcus Campbell, bishop at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church (Gentlemen and Not Gangsters program of Partners in Struggle), and LaMont Doty, community engagement coordinator for the nonprofit Martha O'Bryan Center.
Street Mission With Mt. Carmel's Bishop Campbell
Nashville Peacemakers Founder CEO Clemmie Greenlee and dealer-turned minister Marcus Campbell (bishop at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church) regularly hit the streets with a team of volunteers to pass out donated food and personal hygiene bags to dozens of Nashville's hungry and homeless citizens in neighborhoods across the city.
Triumph Specialty Cleaning Giving Young Men a Fresh Start
In collaboration with Triumph Specialty Cleaning, Nashville Peacemakers is giving young men on parole or probation an opportunity to exchange their guns for tools while earning legitimate money cleaning up construction sites around Nashville—and acquiring the personal attributes that make them more likely to find employment and succeed in whatever long-term occupation they choose.
Kroger Continues Its Spirit of Giving
The supermarket giant lives up to its very longstanding tradition of sharing the fruits of its labor to provide food and nourishment to those in need. It quickly and happily contributes to virtually every program and food-related event of Nashville Peacemakers.
Do you shop at Kroger?
If so, please consider signing up for the Kroger Community Rewards Program and linking your Kroger Plus card to Nashville Peacemakers using NPO number 37736. Kroger will then allocate funds to us based on the purchases you make, at no cost to you. Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com.
10th Year of Mentoring at PRISM
People Responding in Social Ministry (PRISM) mission is to provide basic needs of individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Founder & CEO Clemmie Greenlee travels to St. Louis, Missouri every summer to provide three days of mentoring to troubled teens.
22VisionZ Gives Back With 'Live And Not Die' Concert Tour
Every year, international recording artist T-Ran Gilbert and his Nashville-based record label 22VisionZ Entertainment puts on a nationwide “Live And Not Die” concert tour. Since 2015, a portion of the proceeds has been directed to the work of Nashville Peacemakers. Other contributors to the tour include Nashville-based Cinder Entertainment; Richmond, Virginia-based ChildFund International (funding); JL Davis Talent of Nashville (production support); and Lucid Artists Management in Franklin (funding). Visit the tour website for show dates and tickets.