POWER OF PURPOSE NYC INC. was founded by Minister Kwame Thompson and Jenay Nurse-Guilford, Esq. Jenay Nurse-Guilford is a lawyer who grew up in the South Bronx. For nine years, she practiced as an attorney at The Bronx Defenders where she served as the director of the Adolescent Defense Project (“ADP”). As director of ADP, she supervised a team of attorneys and a social worker in defending juvenile offenders, ages 14-16 years old, charged with serious felonies in Bronx Supreme Court.
Minister Kwame Thompson is a well-known spokesman and Bronx community activist who is a native of the Soundview section of the Bronx. He is an Outreach Worker Supervisor for Jacobi Medical “Stand up to Violence” program and former Bronx and Manhattan Court Liaison and Case Manager for the Bronx Connect Alternative to Incarceration Program for court-involved youth. Minister Thompson’s community involvement and dedication to decreasing violence has earned him awards and recognition by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assemblyman Michael A, Blake, Assemblyman Luis R. Sepulveda, and District Attorney Darcel Clark. Together, Minister Thompson and attorney Nurse have a wealth of experience understanding the dynamic challenges facing Bronx youth.