The Kids Safe Zone was created in June of 2015 after the Baltimore Uprising to create an environment for kids. In doing so, she created a much needed center for people in the community. During the first year of operation, her organization brought in over $350,000 in donations with over 20,000 visits from children. These donations allowed them to move from a 1,000 square foot laundromat to a 8,000 square foot community center. When Ericka Alston and the Kids Safe Zone is in need, the community steps up to provide the resources for the children and families. She posts their needs on Facebook and people time and time again answer the call. The Kids Safe Zone is currently shifting from there summer enrichment program to their in after school program.