I found InnerCity Weightlifting over a year ago, when I was looking for a training option to balance out my heavily boxing-oriented fitness routine. When I heard about ICW and their mission to use weightlifting and personal training as a means to keep young people off the streets and out of jail, I was intrigued. I signed up for an intro package - and I've never looked back. ICW is a family not only to their students, but also to their clients. When I visit ICW I not only train my body, I also get to have real conversations with people whose lives have been so different from mine. But, we have one thing in common: the desire to connect, to understand each other, and to help each other go beyond our limitations.
Join me in supporting real change. InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. They use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence.
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for InnerCity Weightlifting Inc