Nicole Myers poses with Vice President Kamala Harris and other violence prevention leaders

SAVE Goes to Washington: Nicole Myers Graduates from the University of Chicago Violence Intervention Academy

SAVE's Nicole Myers poses with her diplomaWe are pleased to share that SAVE’s Nicole Myers graduated with the inaugural cohort of the University of Chicago Crime Lab’s Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy (CVILA) in February. Vice President Kamala Harris and the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention hosted the historic graduation ceremony.

Representing Getting Out Staying Out (GOSO), Nicole Myers, who serves as the Director Of Programs at the Organization’s Cure Violence site, Stand Against Violence East Harlem (SAVE), and 30 other leaders from 21 U.S. cities invested six months in rigorous training, transforming a moment into a nationally-recognized movement in the CVI sector. The event was a momentous occasion, commemorating their accomplishments and significant contributions to the field. We extend our sincere congratulations to Nicole and express gratitude to everyone who supported this transformative journey.

“Congratulations on receiving this extraordinary honor at the White House. Your achievement is not only a personal triumph but also a testament to the exceptional talent and dedication that you bring to our team every day. We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments and feel privileged to share in this moment of recognition,” says Michelle Pryce-Screen, GOSO President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Program Officer. “Success is no accident. It’s Hard work, learning and sacrificing. Continue to be intentional as you continue to succeed”, says Omar Jackson, SAVE Chief Advocacy Officer.

Visit the event page to watch the ceremony livestream and learn more about the CVILA here.