Violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations

MIC News

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015

Mothers in Charge began as a peace movement in Philadelphia that is gaining national attention and spreading to other cities. Dorothy Johnson-Speight is sharing her story of grief...

Read More


Posted by on Feb 18, 2015

MIC was recently recognized by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia at their first ever Women’s Champion Honors. MIC was among twenty six organizations honored for making a difference in...

Read More

From Dorothy's Desk

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014

I invite you to support a new Mothers in Charge pilot program Women Working For A Change (WW4C). This program will provide on the job training and support to women returning from...

Read More


Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

by Dorothy Johnson-Speight, MHS, LPC. From Faces of Courage My son Khaaliq was my firstborn, my only son. As a parent I wanted him to have the best. I wanted him to be a productive...

Read More

2014 National Conference

Register now for the 2014 Second Annual Conference: The Cost of Pain.
May 12-14, 2014. Register at

Advocating for Common Sense Gun Laws

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Ms. Dorothy Johnson-Speight will be one of the featured speakers at the Stefan Presser Memorial Social Justice Shabbat 2013: “Advocating for Common Sense Gun Laws!” This event will be held at the Germantown Jewish Centre: 400 West Ellet Street, Philadelphia, PA  19119. Ms. Johnson-Speight will be joined by Dr. Cheryl...

MIC Participates in StoryCorps!

  On Friday, October 11th, Ms. Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Executive Director of Mothers In Charge, and Ms. Wayne Lipscomb, mother of slain Philadelphia Police Officer Moses Walker Jr., participated in a StoryCorps recording session in Raleigh, North Carolina. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and...