Brian King

Brian King
Co-Founder & CEO of Fresno Street Saints

 

Brian King is seasoned in gang prevention and intervention, with over 20 years of experience working in the inner city.  He is the Executive Director and co-founder of Fresno Street Saints, whose mission is to restore southwest Fresno to a safe and healthy community by providing services to youth and their families.

King has also worked as an Inner City Missionary, Youth Outreach Coordinator, and Gang Prevention and Intervention Specialist.  Through his experiences and training, he has developed a keen sense of leadership development and community advocacy, and he continues to carry out his organization’s mission through strong networks and collaborations.

Brian King has received the 2009 California Peace Prize Award and the 1997 NAACP Image Award for his work in youth involvement and violence prevention.  He resides in Fresno, CA with his wife and children.

We recognized that children were dying from senseless violence in our community and that action needed to be taken. We quickly realized that the violence was just a symptom of deeper underlying issues within the families in the community. Therefore, we are focused on strengthening the family unit and identifying and developing leaders within the community to effectively collaborate and inspire community change. I have witnessed generational curses along with a defeated mentality that led to a lack of motivation and desire to change. I believe that being a part of The New Leadership Network will increase my capacity and knowledge as a leader within my organization as well as within my community.”