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Once an Injured Football Star, Now a Community Leader

7/25/2018

Overcoming a difficult challenge led Van Brooks to discover a new path to a meaningful future. Now, he’s inspiring West Baltimore kids to do ...

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SAFE Alternative Keeps Kids Learning By Doing

7/17/2018

"Recent studies have shown that women, African-Americans and Latinos lag behind when it comes to earning degrees or finding jobs involving science, technology, engineering, and ...

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The Daily Record 2018 VIP List

7/11/2018

We're excited to announce that founder Van Brooks has been selelcted to join The Daily Records' 2018 VIP List. The Very Important Professional (VIP ...

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Third Annual Bull Roast presented by Techtronic Industries

SAFE Alternative Foundation for Education Inc.
6/27/2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018 2-6pm

Supports year round activities for The SAFE Alternative Foundation for Education

Admission Includes: Food, Drinks, Music, Silent Auction, Raffles, Games ...

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Legacy: MLK continues to inspire in Baltimore Archdiocese

SAFE Alternative Foundation for Education Inc. (www.archbalt.org)
4/13/2018

April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose principles of nonviolence in the pursuit of ...

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Governor Larry Hogan Appoints Van Brooks as
Director of Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

Governor's Office of Community Initiatives
9/27/2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Van Brooks, a nationally-recognized leader in Baltimore City, as the new Director of the Governor ...

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NBC BLK Feature

NBC News
9/24/2017

Baltimore, MD — On a balmy afternoon in West Baltimore, Van Brooks and an exuberant gaggle of adolescents have gathered outside on a city sidewalk, preparing ...

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Van Brooks continues to overcome long odds

WBALTV 11 - Kim Dacey/News Reporter
9/17/2017

BALTIMORE — For most people, a life-altering accident would be enough to make them give up. But Van Brooks is not most people.

Brooks has taken ...

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Loyola Blakefield graduate Van Brooks has turned life-altering tragedy into triumph

Towson Times — Rachael Pacella/Reporter
9/1/2017

Van Brooks' roots in the Towson community are apparent inside the youth center he opened and operates in West Baltimore's Franklin Square community, where ...

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Loyola grad has turned tragedy into triumph

Towson Times — Courtney McGee/Reporter
8/25/2017

Baltimore, MD—Sept. 25th is a significant date for Van Brooks, as it will mark the 12th anniversary of the injury that changed his life ...

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