EDUCATION + PREVENTION + INTERVENTION + COLLABORATION
Gangs Out of Downey GOOD is a 501© non-profit organization comprised of volunteers throughout Downey who are committed to making a difference in the community.
Our mission as an organization is to keep gangs out of Downey. To accomplish this mission, we focus on preventing our youth from joining gangs and help provide the necessary resources and funding in keeping gangs out Downey.
Our community outreach efforts are focused on breaking the gang cycle in the family unit and dissuade at-risk youth from ever joining a gang. If we can make a difference in one person’s life, we can have a generational impact on that individual as well as their family.
GOOD HAS BEEN FEATURED ON
LOS CERRITOS NEWS – By Tammye McDuff
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard meets with Gangs Out of Downey President and Downey Police Lt. Mark McDaniel, who is wearing Gangs Out of Downey’s new t-shirt and logo.
“When the community comes together we make great things happen,” says Lieutenant Mark McDaniel of the Downey Police Department and President of Gangs Out Of Downey [G.O.O.D.]
Sponsor the removal of graffiti
Support gang suppression
Educate our parents and youth in gang avoidance
Provide interventions for youth at risk of gang involvement
Encourage the establishment of new diversionary programs
Stimulate responsible behavior through recognition
Gangs Out of Downey supports and participates in the following outreach efforts:
Fund Brookshire Park Summer Program
Help fund Downey Police School Resource program
Sponsor the “Officer Ricardo Galvez Memorial Golf Tournament” – proceeds help fund scholarships for graduating high school seniors
Host community BBQ and Backpack Giveaway to school children
Provide Thanksgiving meals to at-risk youth and their families
Sponsor Public Safety Town Hall meetings
“Kids & Cops Day” sponsor
Provide networking opportunities and mentor at-risk youth
Host Annual Gangs Out of Downey Luncheon
Gangs Out of Downey meets on the first Tuesday of each month to share information and discuss strategies for our outreach efforts. Please join us and become a member, and be a difference maker in the community. When we come together as one community, amazing things can happen!