When Boys and Young Men of Color Succeed, Columbus Succeeds
Councilmember Shannon Hardin convenes a
public hearing on the future of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative
I my Brother’s Keeper? The City of Columbus believes the answer is yes.
City Councilmember Shannon G. Hardin will convene a public
hearing on the My Brother's Keeper Initiative (MBK) on March 2, 2017, 6pm, at
Family Missionary Baptist Church, 996 Oakwood Avenue.
public hearing will provide important details, updates and outline a vision for
the initiative moving forward.
opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color requires a city-wide
effort," said Hardin. "There is good work being done in this space,
but we need to bring in more folks and coordinate our work to measurably
improve conditions for boys and young men of color."
2014, President Barack Obama established the MBK Task Force, a coordinated
effort between the federal government and municipalities to address persistent
opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color. This call to action led
to the creation of Columbus’ MBK Initiative.
Jackson, community relations coordinator in the Department of Neighborhoods,
will work with program providers and is the point of contact for all of the
City’s MBK work.
is important that we collaborate with other organizations to foster
partnerships that will provide resources and opportunities to ensure the
success of boys and young men of color,” said Director of the Department of
Neighborhoods Carla Williams-Scott. “We are proud to help convene partners,
fund programs and create opportunities for our young people.”