REFORM Alliance co-founders Clara Wu Tsai and Meek Mill alongside REFORM CEO Robert Rooks teamed up with the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty this weekend to host a special VIP experience at the Barclays Center for children whose mothers are currently or formerly incarcerated.
REFORM worked alongside various local organizations to invite 26 kids and their mothers to attend the holiday event, including The Ladies of Hope Ministries (LOHM), Pure Legacee, HOUR Children, Inc., We Got Us Now, and Some People Understand Differently SPUD.inc. These organizations offer a number of different services to women and children, including support for women reentering society with dignity through supportive housing, healthy food, mentorship, helping girls and young women heal from trauma related to the criminal justice system, foster care, and homelessness, wrap-around services for mothers and their children during separation due to incarceration and upon the mother’s return, and more.
The children were joined by Meek Mill and treated to a shopping spree at the arena’s team store Brooklyn Fanatics. They chatted with Nets players Blake Griffin and Patty Mills and General Manager Sean Marks as they watched the Nets warm-up courtside, followed by a private dinner in the arena’s premium 40/40 Club where they were joined by Brooklyn Nets co-owner and REFORM Alliance co-founder Clara Wu Tsai; REFORM Alliance CEO Robert Rooks; New York Liberty player Didi Richards; Brooklyn Nets legend Albert King; and music artist Cordae.
After dinner, the group watched the Nets take on the Orlando Magic from the suites.
Check out some photos from the event below.