Award-Winning and “Certified Community Gangologist
T. Rodgers’s is the first ever validated ex-gang leader to train L.A.P.D Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.). He’s also trained the L.A Sheriff’s’ O.S.S. (Operation Safe Streets), Oregon State Police, the Portland G.E.T. Team (Gang Enforcement Team), the Indiana Lafayette Police as well as other local community peace officers in the Indiana state region.…
T. Rodgers’s is the first ever validated ex-gang leader to train L.A.P.D Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.).
He’s also trained the L.A Sheriff’s’ O.S.S. (Operation Safe Streets), Oregon State Police, the Portland G.E.T. Team (Gang Enforcement Team), the Indiana Lafayette Police as well as other local community peace officers in the Indiana state region.
He serves as a court “expert witness” providing factual testimony in reference to gang behavior and activities.
He is a crisis intervention team leader and was First Youth Director for SAY-YES (Save Every Youngster Youth Enterprise Society), Inc.
T. was also the National Spokesperson, Executive Vice President and First Team Leader for Jim Brown’s organization Amer-I-Can.
T”s local community work in the city of Los Angeles includes, the creation of a fun center at Faithful Central Baptist Church, in addition to the funding of Masonic Lodge 218 and finally Hobby Shops for children.
He was instrumental in the creation of over 200 jobs through his own SideWalk University at the Magic Johnson’s Theater in Los Angeles.
He organized and was Labor Supervisor for both the Crips and Bloods who eventually became very skilled construction workers. These gentlemen became actual union members and are still working today. His construction team built several structures in the L.A. area including: Fat Burgers, Taco Bell, Albertson’s, Pep Boys and Rite Aid. Twenty companies hired skilled former gang bangers.
Major cities and state agencies in California, Oregon, Indiana, Arizona and Alaska, London, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Miami, Denver, Arizona, Boston, New Jersey, New York have asked T. to assist them with community problem solving.
He has also used his motivational and life experience skills to train ex-gang members to be forest fire fighters. He has trained school site personnel at the elementary, middle and senior high school levels, educated parents who were referred to SideWalk University for student intervention crisis training, trained parents of gang members and trained gang members who are parents. The first graduation for SideWalk University was held in 1993.
When T. Rodgers speaks, he speaks from his heart directly to the heart of the listeners and you feel his penetrating words. You get a different view of life.
If your community has problems with gangs, crime, violence, T. Rodgers has the solutions.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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