Name: Anthony Maye
Occupation: CEO of 4 Unity Community Outreach Corporation
Found at: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch in Hartford
What is your organization's mission? We foster awareness of neighborhood issues and in the community, promote peace and unity. We are based in Hartford and do our work in the streets.
I saw someone from your organization doing push-ups on the sidewalk. What exactly do you do? The 4Unity Recreation Club meets in Bushnell, Hyland and Keney Parks. We have the You Need to Know program at the Hartford Public Library. This is a film and discussion series focusing on Urban and African American issues. One year ago we were talking about Trayvon Martin at the forum. We will be revisiting racial profiling again.
Who have you collaborated with? We're there at the Kabbalah House at least once every month. MCCA, Hearts of Gold, Luna Production, a bunch of folks I'm forgetting right now.
What challenges does 4 Unity face? Participation. Our kids' noses are in devices and tvs. We try to tell them we've got to come together as people.
How is it rewarding? I don't even see a reward. This is something we do from the heart. I'm a doer and I'm all heart. My love for the community is beyond this world.
What else should we know about you? 4Unity is here for the community in any way that we can. If we don't know how to help, we will redirect you do others who know.