Council Convenes Hearing on the My Brother's Keeper Initiative
Carla Williams-Scott, director,
Department of Neighborhoods
Kyle Stickland, senior legal analyst,
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Monday, December 18
90 W. Broad St.
Shannon Hardin is convening a public hearing to release critical data on
youth vulnerability in Columbus and announce a forthcoming grants program
through the My Brother's Keeper initiative (MBK). These grants are designed to
empower groups working with boys and young men of color in underserved
2014, President Obama launched the MBK initiative, challenging cities,
nonprofits and the private sector to close opportunity gaps between boys of
color and the community-at-large.
was one of the first cities to answer the call. Organizations throughout
the City stepped up to create new programs and drive tangible change for young
people of color. To continue this collective effort, data is fundamental.
interested citizens are invited to offer public testimony. Comments are limited
to three minutes. Anyone wishing to address City Council on this matter must
fill out a speaker slip between 8am-6pm at Columbus City Hall.
hearing will be broadcast on CTV, Columbus’ cable access channel 3.