Ray Nathan

  • Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE)

  • 2019 Black Male Achievement Fellow

Ray Nathan
  • Detroit Life Is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE)

  • 2019 Black Male Achievement Fellow

bold idea

Design and create pathways to health for youth who have been acutely injured by community violence by introducing innovative health-centered strategies for violence intervention and prevention.

organization overview

DLIVE is shifting the paradigm in re-imagining how Community Violence can be treated while advancing health outcomes, social justice, and economic mobility for Detroit’s young adults. As a health-centered violence intervention and prevention organization, DLIVE creates trauma-informed pathways of opportunity and delivers health-rooted solutions for Detroit’s young people who have experienced Community Violence. With an uncompromising focus on the social determinants of health and mental health, DLIVE’s work to prevent premature death and disability, incarceration, and toxic stress that is prohibitive to community revitalization contributes to a healthier Detroit.

Personal Bio

Raymond Winans felt called to action after a 9-month-old baby was shot and killed in Detroit in February 2012. Violence had been in his family for three generations, and he was tired of suffering in silence. He quit his job and started volunteering with local organizations that focused on violence prevention. He has achieved more than he set out to do. Raymond was invited to the White House to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award, and he also received the Willis Young Memorial Award from the National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs. Raymond’s work has been recognized in the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, as well as local newspapers, and he earned a fellowship from Black Male Engagement (BMe). As a master trainer in adverse childhood experiences, he has directly served over 4,000 middle school and high school students as well as their parents. Raymond is a 2019 Echoing Green Fellow.

  • Organization/Fellow Location ?

    Our most recent information as to where the Fellow primarily resides.

    Detroit, United States

  • Impact Location ?

    Countries or continents that were the primary focus of this Fellow’s work at the time of their Fellowship.

  • Organization Structure ?

    An organization can be structured as a nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid (a structure that incorporates both nonprofit and for-profit elements).


  • Visit website