Not every Homecomer meets with success. As Cortez’ story demonstrates, a person must want to change his life – truly want something different – or else all of the help and assistance by the Homecomers (or by any other orga...
(Homecomer, Rickey Bryant, imparts wisdom to young men of the Lincoln Heights community)
Community outreach is an essential component to National Homecomers Academy goal of successful re-entry. With hot-dogs and water, games and music; Homecomers facilitate activities, connect with community residents, and leave lasting and impactful impressions. National Homecomers are re-introduced to the community in which they reside. The Homecomers’ engagement in the community is to share their experiences and the lessons they have learned.
NHA’s commitment to “at-risk” youth, often segmented by society, is to communicate to them that in the eyes of Homecomers they are “at-promise”. In 2011 and 2012, thirteen communities across the District of Columbia: Potomac Gardens, King Greenleaf, Clay Terrace, Lincoln Heights, Kenilworth, Benning Terrace, 3000 Blk. MLK SE, Barry Farms, Congress Park, Woodland, Parkland, Trinidad, and Glenncrest (formerly East Gate) have been outreach locations.