Developing Options

 

Bringing opportunities to the forefront of our communities.

Developing Options is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2004 by peacemaker, Eugene “Big U” Henley, that provides: advocacy, education, resources, training and development to aid in the betterment of underserved communities in Southern California and worldwide.

Community Development

Crime/Gang Prevention

Crenshaw Colts Youth Cheerleading Team

Crenshaw Colts Youth Football Team

"An area’s residents, their talents, and aspirations are a community’s greatest assets..."

and when properly harnessed they provide people with the power and skills needed to effect change in their own communities."

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Developing Options is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2004 by peacemaker, Eugene “Big U” Henley, that provides: advocacy, education, resources, training and development to aid in the betterment of underserved communities in Southern California and worldwide. Our programming falls within four main headings:

• Crenshaw Colts Youth Football Team (SYFL)

• Crenshaw Colts Youth Cheerleading Team

• Educational and athletic youth development

• Crime/gang prevention

• Community development

 

Our mission is to strengthen and develop communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide food, decent housing, a suitable and sustainable living environment and expand economic opportunities for: “at-risk” and underprivileged youth and low income families and individuals. We are dedicated to community development and the cultural and economic revitalization of communities worldwide. We believe that offering services to assist those who have limited resources, will help to change the environment of the world we live in everyday.

Our Progress

We have been highly successful in developing
a variety of programs to accomplish our vision.

Our programs are recognized by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for significantly reducing gang violence in South Los Angeles under The G.R.Y.D. (Gang Reduction Youth Development) Program.
Our services were responsible for record-breaking numbers in third quarter of 2009, in which there were no reported gang shootings for over entire month within the 77th police precinct's district.

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