I Spread the Word Advocating for the Greater Good

  • Prevention through Theater
  • Prevention through Creative Arts & Music
  • Advocacy in Washington, D.C.
  • Environmental Strategies

iSWAG Projects

Irwin Royster

​The Solomon Group

Join Us

Dr. Bruce Purnell

Executive Director,
​The Love More Movement

Additional Network Members

DCPNI, The Rockson Group; Benning Park Community Center, The Benning Terrace Community Center, Benning Stoddert Community Center, Kenilworth Courts Resident Council, East River Family Strengthening Collaborative



​Prevention Team

Carrington Lassiter

Executive Director, Northeast Performing Arts Group

  • Partnership for Success
  • iSWAG Logic Model
  • Transformational Indigenous Leadership Training (T.I.L.T.)
  • Project Alert

Ward 7 Youth Living Life Drug Free



managed by east of the river
​family strengthening collaborative

Linda Fisher

Executive Director, East Of The River Steel Band

The North Ward 7 iSWAG Prevention Team facilitates a multifaceted leadership, creative arts and prevention training initiative for Ward 7 youth leaders.  

Locally, nationally and internationally, iSWAG is a vocal advocate for Drug Free lifestyles and environmental strategies to impact the local conditions that influence youth substance use. We start with Ward 7, but intend to travel to every corner of the globe to help children and families in need.

Substance Use isn't seasonal, which is why advocacy, education and the marketing of Drug Free lifestyles must happen year round. Our youth leaders are strategically working on ways to influence the Ward 7 community to make better choices

iSWAG in action

The North Ward 7 Network " I Spread the Word Advocating for the Greater Good" ( iSWAG)  Prevention Team engages, educates and activates youth leaders in a collective effort to change the local conditions connected to root causes of youth substance use. (iSWAG) seeks to empower a group of Ward 7 youth to lead and advocate for their peers and parents to adopt healthy, healing, resilient, thriving, safe and substance free lifestyles.  

Reach Out

Work with youth Ambassadors from iSWAG to Make a Difference

Our Mission

The mission of East River Family Strengthening Collaborative, Inc (ERFSC) is to empower families, youth, seniors and communities to become more self-sufficient through integrated and 
collaborative community based services utilizing evidence based practices that are family focused adn person-centered.