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Maiden Last Name - McInnis (Mom side)

Family lineage - Brewington (Daddy side)

Anika — I love my name!

It was given to me by Uncle Bryant, my mom’s brother.

Anika means grace, favor, and sweet-faced.

I think I’m living up to it!


I AM PEACE Foundation - My Community Work

Anika is the cofounder and Executive Director of the I AM PEACE Foundation, a non-profit serving young men in the Crown Heights community with opportunities to learn, grow, and prosper. I AM PEACE was created in the summer of 2014 following multiple shootings in and around the Jackie Robinson Playground. Sensing the immense need for change, the I AM PEACE 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament was born. The tournament -- headed into its sixth year in 2019 -- is now a community tradition, and Anika spearheads I AM PEACE’s year-round mentorship program.

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‘Ladies of Legacy’ - My Personal Endeavor

This year, Anika is launching Ladies of Legacy, a support group for women whose fathers have passed away. Anika’s life changed forever when her father, SSG Mitchell A. Brewington, passed away on January 24, 2014. After years of navigating the trauma and frustration brought about by this catastrophic loss, Anika is finally ready to share her lessons and build a loving community for other women.

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