Confronting the violence of six gangs terrorizing a community, Bob De Sena risked bringing their leaders together to confront their racial and cultural divisions. Those six gang leaders became a band of brothers and left a legacy that has inspired others to follow their example. From that improbable beginning, the Council for Unity was born.

Now, 40 years later, Council for Unity (CFU or Council) has partnerships with law enforcement agencies, schools, correctional facilities, justice departments, religious institutions and their respective communities.