CHANGE LIVES,

CHANGE YOUR OWN

At INnerCity weightlifting

OUR MISSION

InnerCity Weightlifting reduces street violence by connecting high impact individuals with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training.

 

We use the gym to replace segregation and isolation with economic mobility and social inclusion, disrupting the system that leads to urban street violence.

 

OUR MODEL

STAGE I

EARN TRUST

In Stage I, we are focused on building relationships with students and establishing trust. 

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STAGE II

BUILD HOPE

In Stage II, students begin developing renewed hope for an alternative and positive future.

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STAGE III
SOCIAL CAPITAL

In Stage III, students broaden their networks by connecting with individuals from opposite socioeconomic backgrounds.

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STAGE IV

ECONOMIC MOBILITY

In the final stage of our model, students, historically from hyper-marginalized backgrounds, are able to financially thrive. 

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OUR IMPACT

ENROLLMENT

181

TOTAL STUDENTS SERVED BY ICW IN 2017

EMPLOYMENT

87%

OF STUDENTS IN STAGES 3 & 4 HELD A JOB FOR AT LEAST 90 DAYS IN 2017

RECIDIVISM

86%

OF STUDENTS IN STAGES III & IV AVOIDED RECIDIVISM IN 2017

ANGEL'S 

STORY

SOCIAL CAPITAL

OUR STORY