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Laugh In Peace Comedy Show

Training Grounds Inc. Host Laugh in Peace Comedy Show  to Celebrate 17 Years of Service to DMV Residents 

Washington DC — Since 2005, Training Grounds, Inc. (TGI) has transformed the lives of youth,  young adults, and families within underserved communities throughout the DMV. Through workforce  development and violence intervention programs, Training Grounds is committed to preparing  economically disadvantage individuals for living wage careers and self-sufficiency. In an act of  solidarity, comedians Huggy Lowdown from the Russ Par Morning Show, Chris Paul from the  Tom Joyner Morning Show, Timmy Hall from HBO and Judge Poole from ESPN 980 Morning  Show “Man Cave”, have partnered to celebrate TGI 17th Anniversary during the Laugh In Peace  Comedy Shows on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at THEARC Theater – 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE  Washington, DC 20020. (Show I – 5:30pm & Show II 7:30pm). Tickets are available online at 

Training Grounds’ Live In Peace (L.I.P) not R.I.P. Movement is a national initiative which led to the partnership for “Laugh in Peace,” as a light attempt to offer laughter as a stress reliever during these  tough times. TGI decided to host this event at THEARC Theatre East of the River (Ward 8) in Southeast DC, where a lot the traumas have been particularly prevalent. 

TGI’s program model is designed specifically to empower high poverty, high crime and  socioeconomically challenged communities. TGI was founded by Tom Brown, a community pioneer  and activist, who has positioned Training Grounds to be a hub for workforce related needs. Mr.  Brown, along with Marion Barry, co-founded the Ward 8 Workforce Development Council in 2007. He  has embedded workplace principals into the Training Grounds teachings that empower participants to  use transformational techniques to help them excel through life.  

Unlike many community-based organizations, TGI’s unique neighborhood-based model establishes  its presence directly inside of the neighborhoods. Residents can walk out of their front door and into  the assistance of the TGI Framework. Training Grounds has empowered neighborhoods where 85%  

of the program population has had one or more barriers to employment. As a specialist in training and  developing returning citizens, TGI is proud to have employed four managers who have collectively  served more than 100 years in prison and have been responsible for Training Grounds’ programs and  day-to-day worksite operations. 

To attend this event as press and/or request an interview please contact Jeanette Hordge Smith at 813-523-9301 or [email protected] 

Live In Peace Community Banquet
Saturday, December 9 · 3 - 6pm

Come join us at the Live In Peace Community Banquet for a night of togetherness, good food, and positive vibes as we celebrate community.