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Organization: Parents for Peace and Justice

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When Elizabeth Ramirez lost her son to senseless violence, she cried out for help. Robert Torres, a neighbor and local businessman, answered the call and together they founded Parents for Peace and Justice.

Parents for Peace and Justice is a grassroots community nonprofit on Chicago’s west side. They offer programs that prevent violence, help people affected by violence, and seek justice for victims of violence.

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Robert Torres, founder of PPJ, uses the Small Forces work to connect with local volunteers, who are now using their talents and connections to take the organization to new heights, and to gain an audience with community partners like media organizations, and professional athletes.

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    Raised more money in the month after Small Forces the release than in the previous 6 years