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From Wall Street To His Street Meet Tony Herbert

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On the couch is Anthony "Tony" Herbert Sr. A diverse entrepreneur, he left his mark on Wall St. Working for an Investment banking firm where he was the Senior Vice-president of Government Relations and Small Business Development. Tony has also worked for the former NY State Senate Minority Counsel Leader/Martin Connor as his Statewide Director of Community Relations on the NYS Senate Minority Reapportionment Task Force. Today, Tony along with a steering committee of 30 grass roots community residents that he organized in early May 2010 just launched The Save Our Community Initiative as a response to creating a plan to stave off the large number of gun and gang violence crimes being committed in urban communities around the country which are taking the lives of a great many young people. S.O.C.I which is a call for Black, African American, Caribbean and Latino men and women to step up and take back their communities from a host of disenfranchised youth and individuals, who have decided to embrace criminal activity in these hard economic times as a last resort in order to survive. His interest in public affairs began during his youth. Having come from a single parent home where his mother was the breadwinner of their family and a dedicated School Aide for over 30 years, she instilled in Tony the core values of family and hard work and being of service to others. Tony started his community advocacy as a member of the Crown Heights and Clinton Hill Lions Club youth divisions at the tender age of 15 years old. Giving back has always been a very important part of who Tony is and what he believes in. To some Tony is a hero as he recently assisted with the return of a missing 11-year-old Girl in NY.... Tony

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