We started Our Future First in 2018 in memory of a former student and friend of our staff, Maurice "Reese" Lewis. We lost Reese to an act of senseless gun violence in our hometown of Millville, NJ. His selfless nature and constant willingness to help is an inspiration to us and so many members of our community. He is the reason why we do what we do and your donation to support our work honors his life and memory.
Our ultimate goal is to create a youth & community center called Reese's House that focuses on social, emotional, mental, academic, and physical growth with a specific focus on innovation, empowerment, & entrepreneurship. Reese's House will offer an after-school program with a focus on teenagers, nightly events & classes for all people, and will serve as an organizing hub for community members to do the important work that they deem necessary in our area.
Your donation helps to support our endeavors to build our community. Without you, none of this is possible. Thank you for being a part of our organization and helping us be the change that we need to see!