|Samuel Simmons, Jr., ADC
Mr. Simmons is
licensed as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and behavioral consultant who has over 22 year background in program development,
group facilitation, and curriculum development specializing in the areas of Violence Abatement, Chemical Dependency and working
with African American men & young people. He has a personal commitment to improving the
African American Community and vast experience in addressing individual, family and community experiences with intimate partner
He has established a working relationship with community health
clinics addressing health disparities in communities of color, Minnesota department of corrections and other organizations
around the state of Minnesota and the country. He is an active member of 100 Men Take a Stand for domestic peace and the Minnesota
Father & Families Network as a Board member. He is currently working to Development
a Healing Curriculum for African Men as a way of addressing violence in the community. He was awarded
the 2009 Governor’s Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives Best Practices Award for his work with MN Department
of Veterans Outreach Services, prison reentry and in the African American community.
|Minister James Muhammad
James Muhammad has personally and professionally served the African American community
for 36 years. He organized Black men in Minnesota for the Million Man March, and later the Million Family March. Also
a spiritual leader, Mr. Martin founded a prison ministry. He has served as an educational consultant on religious and cultural
diversity and founded a non-profit organization of Black men named M.A.R.C.H. – Men Are Responsible to Cultivate Hope.
A consultant, teacher, facilitator, mediator and spiritual leader, Mr. Martin now devotes himself to eliminating domestic
violence and promoting family peace in the African American community. He is also Project Organizer of 100 Black Men Take
A Stand for Family & Children’s Service.