Encourage The Dream. Empower The Youth.

Since its founding in 1979, The New Social Workers has supported Los Angeles Counties endeavor by promoting change from being one of the most violent major cities to becoming one of the safest larger cities in the nation. For over 35 years, we’ve been proud to provide at-risk youth with an alternative to gangs and violence by promoting involvement in extracurricular activities. Your philanthropic support makes it possible for a youth surrounded by negative influences to experience empowerment and dare to dream of a positive future.

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About Ballin’ For Peace

Ballin’ For Peace-New Social Workers, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was formed to provide positive recreational activities for youth and adults in the community. NSW has hosted basketball programs, leagues, celebrity games and other entertaining events in the community since 1981. Our theme “Have a Ball without Drugs, Alcohol and Gang Violence” has been well received by several communities visited. Based in the Los Angeles area, Ballin’ For Peace provides workshops, employment opportunities, educational grants, scholarships, health care services and other programs for all ages. We partner with various read more

BFP In The News

Ryan Hicks Revamps Ballin' For Peace
Ballin' For Peace started as the Venice Beach tournament in 1979. Kenn I. Hicks founded the organization and brought street ball to the West Coast. Past athletes that have participated are Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) and Gilbert Arenas (Washington Wizards). In 2007, his son Ryan Hicks picked up the reigns and re-energized the organization. read more

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