In the wake of major investigations, SNP seeks opportunities to make positive contributions to neighborhoods that have been impacted by drug trafficking and law enforcement activity. By supporting recreational programs, SNP has an opportunity to help strengthen the community and build relationships between young people and law enforcement.
In the first of two major community projects implemented in 2015, SNP funds paid for a new scoreboard and 24-second clocks at the Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Visual Arts, located at 215 West 114th Street in Harlem. This followed a successful investigation into narcotics trafficking in the vicinity of A. Philip Randolph Houses, a NYCHA residential complex up the block from Wadleigh.
In conjunction with a scoreboard unveiling in May 2015, the Police Athletic League (PAL) sponsored a “Cops & Kids” basketball game between the Wadleigh boys’ varsity basketball team and NYPD officers representing the 28th Precinct and PSA #5. Financial support came from drug trafficking money seized during criminal prosecutions by SNP. A second major community project funded a newly refurbished gymnasium at the Farragut Houses, a NYCHA residential development located