Community Learning Series: Working Together to Reduce Youth Violence

Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 4 – 5:15 p.m.
Via Zoom

This Community Learning Series event focused on efforts to reduce youth violence in Cedar Rapids. In 2020, training began to implement the Group Violence Intervention (GVI) model, developed by the National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), in Cedar Rapids. This was made possible from an anonymous grant to the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities (SET) Fund. Information was shared about GVI, local efforts, and success stories from other communities.

The event was facilitated by Rachel Rockwell, SET Program Officer at the Community Foundation. Panelists included:

Isaac Hunt Jr.
GVI Community Liaison, South Bend, Indiana

Tony Wilson
Founder and CEO, Central City Development Corporation

Keeyon Carter
Lead Pastor, Wellington Heights Community Church; Director, Wellington Heights Neighborhood Engagement Program




A recording of the event can be viewed here.


The video shared at the event can be viewed here:

To learn more about the Creating Safe, Equitable and Thriving Communities Fund, click here.