Special Announcement

Effective January 1, 2022, Take Action Mon Valley (TAMV) will be rebranding and re-structuring our programming (this includes the transportation assistance program). The transportation program will now be seasonal and will start again on September 1st - December 31st

unapologetically

advocating against

ALL

community violence

TAMV offers community consulting, workshops/training, and community accountability meetings to community partners, leaders, organizations, and individuals. Focus is around all forms of community violence such as structural/systematic racism and neighborhood violence/conflict resolution. 

Our Co-Founder & Executive Director does more intense consulting. If interested complete our online form and a representative will be in touch. You can also email us at takeactionmonvalley@gmail.com

unapologetically

advocating

against all

COMMUNITY VIOLENCE

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ABOUT US

Our overall purpose is to equip communities with the necessary knowledge to leverage local grassroots community organizing, to gain power &  influence over decisions that directly affect the community, thus creating sustainable change and increasing the conscious level of residents.

MISSION

Combat ALL Forms of Community Violence Through Activism and Organizing

CHECK OUT OUR REPORTS 

TAMV Data & Programming Report

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CMU Fine Fellowship TAMV Report on The Need for Data with Policing in The Mon Valley 

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TAMV EVENTS

  • TAMV Wellness June Sessions : Racial Injustice
    Multiple Dates
    Jun 06, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    Focus: Housing Injustice All sessions are facilitated by Black therapist from organizations such as Onyx Therapy Group etc.
  • TAMV Wellness June Sessions : Educational Issues
    Multiple Dates
    Jun 13, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Focus: Educational System Issues All sessions are facilitated by Black therapist from organizations such as Onyx Therapy Group etc.
  • TAMV Wellness June Sessions : Grief Support
    Multiple Dates
    Jun 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Focus: For those who lost loved ones due to racial injustice All sessions are facilitated by Black therapist from organizations such as Onyx Therapy Group etc.
  • HBCU Application Assistance via Common College Application
    Time is TBD
    TAMV will provide application details
    The Common Black College Application allows students to submit a single application to all of our Participating Member Institutions for $20, interact with school counselors, learn about HBCUs, and more to further your college preparation experience.

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defining

community

violence

Systematic violence effects how people develop in communities and often effects them from reaching their full potential (John Galtung). 

TAMV views community violence as a range of events including acts committed by neighborhood gangs; organized crime; systems; police and terrorist attacks. All inhumane acts; sexual violence; bullying; shootings in public areas; homicides and robberies etc.

 

Systematic structural violence is both visible and invisible. More specifically, there are institutional practices & procedures that adversely affect the mental, cultural and economic structure of a community. TAMV understands that these lend to the social conditions that cause neighborhood community violence (Johan Galtung). 

 

Examples are withholding resources from a community, mishandling funds, and blaming the community for lack of funding to solve the homicides, etc. 

 

OUR PROGRAMS

We serve our communities in various ways, ensuring we uphold our mission and continue to be a response to the needs and cries of our communities

COMMUNITY

COMPLAINTS

We rally to the aid of community members and stakeholders that have experienced any sort of community violence by providing various forms of support and resources such as court support, call to action, legal aide, and more.

PACC 

INITIATIVE

Policing in Allegheny County (PACC)  organizes and empowers Allegheny County residents to advocate for a uniformed county-wide police accountability system, standards, and community-led alternatives to policing.

CONSULTING

SERVICES

We offer community consulting, workshops/training, and community accountability meetings to community partners, leaders, organizations, and individuals. 

TAMV

YOUTH

We rally to the aid of community members and stakeholders that have experienced any sort of community violence by providing various forms of support and resources such as court support, call to action, legal aide, and more.

TAMV INITIATIVES

We spearhead initiatives as well as support local initiatives that align with our values and causes. Some of our initiatives include PACC and Overpolicing in Schools and others such as Murders of Black Transwomen, Immigration Rights, etc. 

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Thank you for your interest in supporting TAMV.

Please feel free to make a tax-deductible  contribution through paypal or cashapp.

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