MAYOR JERI MUOIO TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH THE MAYOR'S VILLAGE INITIATIVE ACTION PLAN
An effort to prevent and reduce youth violence and to improve outcomes of young African American men and boys.
WHO: City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, West Palm Beach Police Department, Cities United, Community Partners, and Community Leaders
WHAT: Press Conference / Launch of Mayor’s Village Initiative Action Plan
WHEN: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 10am
WHERE: Northwest Community Engagement Space, 600 4th St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: The Action Plan addresses the five pillars: Workforce Development, Prevention/Intervention, Education, Health, and Reentry; and incorporates national and local strategic collaborations and partnerships. The specific focus of MVI is to acknowledge and combat challenges that young African-American boys and men face in the Historic Northwest, Coleman Park and Pleasant City areas of West Palm Beach. The “village” consists of government agencies, businesses, concerned citizens, the faith community, non-profits, philanthropists, local law enforcement, and schools.
CONTACT: Kevin Jones - call 561-822-1413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT MVI: The Mayor’s Village Initiative was developed as a result of the high violent crime rates almost exclusive to young African American men in the North End of the City of West Palm Beach, specifically in the neighborhoods of the Historic Northwest, Coleman Park and Pleasant City. Comprised of City of West Palm Beach staff, community leaders, community members and local organizations, the Mayor’s Village Initiative is a collaborative multidisciplinary strategy to prevent and reduce youth violence and improve outcomes for African American boys and young men in the three target neighborhoods.