Category Archives: TKF

Conquering the Fear of Asking

In my mid-twenties, I developed a motto for my life that was “face your fear.” Over the years, after much self-reflection and many conversations with my wife, I changed this motto to “identify your fears and break through them.” This … Continue reading

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Tattoos on the Heart

I just finished reading a wonderful book called “Tattoos on the Heart” written by Gregory Boyle (Father Greg), a Jesuit priest and the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, CA. Father Greg has been working with gang members in … Continue reading

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Letter From A School Principal – The Power Of TKF

The following letter was sent to TKF after a Violence Impact Forum (VIF). The author is Patricia Ladd, the principal at Correia Middle School. She has very eloquently described how our work at TKF changes the lives of so many … Continue reading

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On My Way To School

Every month on the second Thursday at 5:30pm, TKF hosts a Hour of Hope event. The Hour of Hope gives the attendees insight into the work of TKF, the problems of youth violence and how TKF is going to “Stop … Continue reading

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TKF Strategic Planning

TKF embarked on a major strategic planning process over the course of four weeks in April 2008. The planning sessions were facilitated by Duane Trombly as a free resource donated by Duane and the San Diego Social Venture Partners ( … Continue reading

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Proving TKF Can Reduce Violent Behavior

TKF is embarking on its second critically important program initiative since its founding in 1996. We have just begun a longitudinal study to determine how effective TKF’s programs are in reducing violent behavior. A longitudinal study is simply a long … Continue reading

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Violence in La Jolla

In the early morning hours of May 25, four young men barely out of high school beat to death a neighbor of mine named Emery Kananui, age 24. Emery lived with his mom just around the corner from my home. … Continue reading

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