A Commitment To UnderstandingIn all these years working with street gangs and the victims of both structural and behavioral violence, we have learned one thing: it takes commitment to transform pain and awaken hope.

By committing, you inadvertently become a healer for someone else. You meet them beyond the violence; you meet a person with a capacity to love. You uncover something they’ve always longed for – for someone to say, “I understand.”

— Lyrical Zen