About Curtis Sliwa
Curtis Sliwa, the founder and leader of The Guardian Angels, has greatly impacted the American way of life. Curtis refused to accept criminal activity and founded one of the world’s largest grassroots organizations. In 1979, New York City was the crime capital of the United States. The Guardian Angels conceived as a grassroots opportunity for individuals to rally with one another, The Guardian Angels quickly became an international phenomenon. Known by their signature red berets, the Angels’ persona stood for justice and the empowerment of individuals. Today, The Guardian Angels have expanded into 14 countries and over 140 cities.