As an ER doctor in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Rob Gore was frustrated by how many young men of color were being hurt and killed from street violence. Viewing the situation as a public health problem, he founded the Kings Against Violence Initiative – known as KAVI -- in 2009. Today, his nonprofit assists victims of violence in the hospital and provides mentoring and support to more than 250 at-risk students to help them live peaceful, productive lives.
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