As part of her ongoing series for Black History Month, Stacy-Ann is introducing us to a woman who overcame adversity to lead a community organization that is changing lives.

Monique Waterman runs a community organization that helps to get kids off the streets and out of gangs.


East Flatbush Village, Inc. will be holding their 10th annual gala on April 19 at Tropical Paradise Ballroom in Brooklyn.

This is also a public funded organization. Anyone can make a donation through their website