PAST PROGRAMS

The Kellibrew Kids

The Kellibrew Kids is a mentoring initiative and program of the The William Kellibrew Foundation.   The goal of Kellibrew Kids is to provide children who are survivors of violence with an alternative means of handling the day-to-day violence that plagues all of our lives.   Support is provided to the children with stimulating and positive activities that support them in their activities in school and beyond.  The children of today are the lifeline of the future. Activities for the kids include basketball game outings, game nights, exposure and networking opportunities, conflict resolution workshops etc. 
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The Kellibrew Teens

The Kellibrew Teens is a mentoring initiative and program of The William Kellibrew Foundation focused on teens that have been impacted by violence. The emphasis with the Teen Program is to promote and provide a comfortable setting whereby Teens may openly discuss their personal situations, primarily focusing on their confrontation with violence and/or abuse. Teens are provided with internship opportunities, network opportunities, and programs including the Kellibrew Teens Men’s Circle. The main objective is to reach young people who may be considered “at-risk” help them make wise decisions and be ambassadors for peace and the prevention of domestic violence, gun violence, gang violence and abuse one step at a time.
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Women and Mothers Job Training Initiative

In partnership with programs like Maximus and United Planning Organization (UPO), local welfare to work programs, the WKF provides critical job training opportunities for women and mothers. This critical program allows the foundation to work directly towards breaking the cycles of poverty. Providing job training and work experience to mothers can and will eventually uplift families. Mothers are the centerpieces of most households. Education and empowerment of women and mothers translates into education and empowerment of the children and the family unit. The overall goal of this program is to help prepare women and mothers for an increasingly difficult job market, assist them as they work to better provide for their families and create stable home environments free of violence and poverty.    

Special Events

Detroit Youth Initiatives: Project Capital Hill Day

The Neighborhood Services Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project is a Detroit based youth organization formed in 1999 by youth fed up with the inner-city violence, which plagued their city. The Kellibrew Foundation in partnership with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence worked to provide the student delegation the opportunity to address gun-violence as a health issue with policy makers.  WKF and Brady worked to facilitate a meeting for the students with the Children’s Defense Fund and representatives of policy makers from both the US House and Senate.

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Kellibrew Foundation Benefit and Silent Auction 2009

The WK Foundation in conjunction with Honorary Chairs, Grammy Award nominated recording artist Raheem DeVaughn and actress Kellie Williams as well as The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the National Center for Victims of Crime joined together to host the William Kellibrew Foundation Benefit and Silent Auction on November 15, 2009.  The Benefit was an all day event beginning at 10:00 AM for brunch and continuing the entire day through lunch, dinner and late night happy hour ending at midnight.   A percentage of the day’s proceeds were donated to the WKF. Silent auction items included dinner with event co-chairs, dinner with William Kellibrew and an autographed Steve Urkel doll. The benefit’s main program began at 6:00 PM and featured a special message from Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), remarks from Paul Helmke (President, Brady Campaign), a special song presentation from Raheem DeVaughn and remarks from Dr. Barbara Harvey and Clarence Davis (founders of The William Kellibrew Foundation).  The William Kellibrew Foundation Benefit was a great success and was made possible by Stars Bistro and Bar 2120 P St. NW Wash. DCwww.starsbistro.com.

Special Events

Victims and Survivors Annual Sleep-out for Peace

William Kellibrew organized sleep-outs in Washington, DC; Sunderland, England; and Edinburgh, Scotland to battle domestic violence.  With the support of partners and friends this event has become an annual event for the foundation and consists of individuals sleeping outside in the cold of December working to bring awareness to domestic violence and the plight of those displaced because of it. 

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Youth and Violence Symposium

This presentation, conversation and open discussion with youth from across the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas addressing: violence, its impact, tools for recovery and prevention.  This event built on a previous partnership with Shiloh Baptist Church and The WKF to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The symposium held on June 29, 2011 and was a tremendous success with over 150 attendees and over 30 different community organizations and partners (Brady Center, UHCMS, Shiloh Baptist, MPD, US Attorney for DC etc).

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DC Youth Inaugural Ball 2009

This ball was designed to provide DC youth the opportunity to celebrate the election and inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.  This fully catered and completely free event drew nearly 600 middle and high school students.  The event was held on January 19, 2009 and was free of altercations before, during and after the festivities.

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MLK Gun Violence Prevention Forum 2010

On January 15, 2010, this open discussion was conducted by William Kellibrew as he shared his story via the Oprah Winfrey broadcast and later held a question and answer period.  Approximately 50 people attended and participated in the forum providing enlightening responses and suggestions as to how to stop the gun violence that is crippling society.

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Detroit Youth Initiatives: Project Capital Hill Day

The Neighborhood Services Organization’s Youth Initiatives Project is a Detroit based youth organization formed in 1999 by youth fed up with the inner-city violence, which plagued their city.  The Kellibrew Foundation in partnership with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence worked to provide the student delegation the opportunity to address gun-violence as a health issue with policy makers.  WKF and Brady worked to facilitate a meeting for the students with the Children’s Defense Fund and representatives of policy makers from both the US House and Senate.

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