He's been a leader in Rockford when it comes violence prevention but now he's calling it quits. Ralph Hawthorne, the Executive Director of Ceasefire, is moving to Atlanta, Georgia.
Hawthorne has been with Ceasefire since 2004 and says he's proud of the work he has done. However, Hawthorne believes our community must continue to work together to fight back against violence.
Hawthorne also says he is confident in the skills and abilities of the other 6 employees of ceasefire