Building character that lasts
Our mission is to build character that lasts in children and families through positive alternatives to crime, violence, dependency, and delinquency by offering a holistic approach to their academic, physical, social, economic and spiritual development.
We are humbled to announce the release of our 2022 Annual Report! Learn more about the impact we are making with the help of our funders, donors, partners, and friends to serve South Florida’s most underserved.
to Save Lives
When we talk about “Gang Alternative” we are referring to the “gang mentality” that enslaves individuals and families in our communities, keeping them dependent, delinquent and destitute, preventing them from being the best that they can be. GA exists to provide alternatives to change this mindset.More About
A word from our President & CEO
Gang Alternative, Inc. was birthed out of the need to provide positive alternatives to youth plagued by the realities of living in high violence, high crime communities in Miami-Dade County. The collective understanding that there’s more to ministry work than just teaching “Bible stuff” gave rise to the development of a faith-based organization that embodies the essence of true servant leadership.Learn more
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Whether you’re looking to build your skill set or just wanting to do good work, we would love to have you. Please review the opportunities we have for volunteering currently.More Information
that make us proud
GA would like to celebrate Rose, who was recently selected as the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District Nominee for the 2020-2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for Career and Technical Education. The program was established to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Rose is currently attending Miami Edison Sr. High School and has been an active participant in GA’s Minority Violence Prevention Project (MVP 88) since 2018. Congratulations Rose!
Andy was desperately searching for housing upon his first interaction with staff at GA’s RENEW Broward. He had not been having much success. Staff gave him some information on where to search for free housing and apartments, and even prayed with him. Within a month he secured a new apartment. He was very appreciative to staff for the assistance and prayers and stated that it was a great start to his relationship with staff and building trust.
Twenty-one-year-old Sabrina enrolled in Project RENEW Dade determined to change the narrative of her personal story. She refused to allow past mistakes dictate her future. Project RENEW provided a safety net and backbone for her to complete the requirements to becoming a Phlebotomist. Being in constant contact with her GA Case Manager, she attained Phlebotomist certification and got a job at North Shore Medical Center. Today Sabrina is an essential worker who is contributing to her community.
Gang Alternative has been a big part in my recent success. I have people there trying to help me better my life. They helped me get into school and become a Certified HVAC Technician and helped me build a strong resumè that I actually used to help me get a job. They’re all serious about their work and I’m thankful to have them helping me.
I was referred to EFFECT by my Case Worker at SunServ. At the time, I was homeless, I did not have my High School diploma, and was having difficulty finding a job. After meeting with EFFECT’s staff, they introduced me to Project RENEW Broward and I was enrolled in both programs. Since joining EFFECT and RENEW, I’ve earned my certificate of completion in basic construction, OHSA 10, and CPR and First Aid. I now have stable housing, I am working toward my GED and I have a more positive outlook on life and what I can accomplish. They were also able to help me with transportation and food assistance. Gang Alternative, Inc. has been supportive and I am very grateful for the services.