Kenneth Robinson President
My name is Kenny Robinson and I am the evidence that given a second chance almost anyone with any background can achieve success and become self-sufficient. In 2003 I was sentenced to 10 years and 1 month in Federal prison, I was a 24 year old African -American male who have never been to prison. I quickly learned that life on the inside is similar to life on the outside in that it is all what you make of it. I vowed to make the best use of my time on the inside and promised myself that I would do the same when I got out. I was released in May of 2012 at the age of 33 with no real world work skills , no resources or financial support and 5 children in school that were in immediate need. I had one motto that I would live by and that is “ I will persist until I succeed” and that is what I did . I put in over 100 applications and completed many different career training classes utilizing services offered multiple non-profits Before I got my first job at a Goodwill store making 7.25 per hour however I continued to persist until I given an opportunity to start a career in the Automotive industry. I quickly moved up to top salesman, then finance manager then sales manager working for brands like Mazda, Honda, BMW, Chevrolet, and Hyundai. I was able to get all my children through high school and be able to assist them financially. Kenny Robinson lives in Charlotte N.C. and is the father of 6 children and 6 grandchildren and likes to spend time with family as well mentor those with a troubled past. Kenny Robinson has been very active in the community by speaking to the youth at Juvenile detention facilities, training and mentoring those who have been released from prison, and assisting those who are experiencing homelessness due to criminal background coupled with a disability.
To date all of our efforts have been completely funded by community support in the form of financial donations, labor and offering expertise at no charge. We believe that we can assist each other with community support with genuine care and concern being the most effective form of donation that you can make. Join us and become a connection to community support in your city, town and neighborhood.
Andrew McKenna Executive Director New York State
Andrew McKenna, J.D. Freedom Fighting Missionaries Executive Director, New York City Region From U.S. Marine Corps Captain, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, to mental health challenges, opioid addiction and eventually bank robberies. I’ve dedicated my life to helping those men and women who have been incarcerated and who are now fighting to get back on their feet, to rebuild, and to improve themselves, our communities and society as a whole. The six years I spent in federal prison opened my eyes to the gross disadvantages people of color face day-in and day-out. The ongoing use of mass incarceration, coupled with the second Jim Crow Era, have set-back decades, minority communities, the poor and the underserved. It’s time everyone did their part, however big or small, to affect change and to increase opportunities for people who are working hard to improve themselves, their families and communities. As the Executive Director of the New York City division of Freedom Fighting Missionaries, under the leadership of President and Founder Kenneth Robinson, my purpose is to gain community support from public and private sector entities; to create resources and the funding to help previously incarcerated people find appropriate, safe housing; to build job skills and create job opportunities; to access quality healthcare. These are all necessities for rebuilding lives and communities; to reduce recidivism; and to help deserving people attain basic human needs and dignity—a reality that so many people take for granted. Together we will succeed.