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Cities United January Newsletter

Jan 17, 2018

January 2018 Highlights: Partner Cities in the news: Seattle and Milwaukee National Partner Report: CLASP Click here to read the January newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United monthly newsletter.

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Cities United December Newsletter

Dec 29, 2017

December Highlights: Thank you from Cities United! Click here to read the December newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United monthly newsletter.

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Cities United November Newsletter

Nov 8, 2017

November Highlights: Learn more about our planning tool The Roadmap to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities New Resources from our partners at CBMA and ABFE! Conversations with 2017 Convening Participants – watch interviews with Shawn Dove and Anne Marks! Click here to read the November newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United monthly newsletter.

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Cities United October Newsletter

Oct 10, 2017

October Highlights: Happy 6th Birthday to Cities United! Mentoring (Policy) Matters – learn more about innovative mayor-led mentoring initiatives Conversations with 2017 Convening Participants – watch interviews with Brandyn Bailey and Mayor Hodges! Click here to read the October newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United monthly newsletter.      

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Cities United September Newsletter

Sep 15, 2017

September Highlights: Thank you to all who attended our 4th Annual Convening – United for Change: A Roadmap to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities in Minneapolis! Download a copy of our latest resource: Interventions for Reducing Violence and its Consequences for Young Black Males in America Click here to read the September newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United […]

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Better Ways to Reduce Violence Against Young Black Men and Boys

Sep 9, 2017

By Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis and Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia “Law and order.” It is one of our president’s favorite phrases, an all-too-predictable dog whistle used to rally support for the failed criminal-justice strategies of the past. In just seven months in office, President Donald Trump and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, […]

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A Low-Profile Funder Gives New Attention to Race and Community Violence

Sep 9, 2017

By Caitlin Reilly Over recent years, a growing number of funders has given greater attention to racial equity issues. Among them is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, which recently invested $5 million in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, to support work with young black men touched by community violence. With many African-American communities plagued by high […]

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Cities United August Newsletter

Aug 8, 2017

August Highlights: View the Welcome video from Mayor Betsy Hodges to our upcoming 4th Annual Convening – United for Change: A Roadmap to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities August 23-25 in Minneapolis! Read the powerful post by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Click here to read the August newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United monthly newsletter.

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Louisville Mayor Envisions a City of Peace and Safety

Aug 5, 2017

As the nation debates the issue of violent crime in cities and what it will take to make communities truly safe, mayors, young leaders and city leaders will gather in Minneapolis, MN, from August 23-25 to share ideas and solutions on how to effectively reduce violence against young Black men and boys and create safe, […]

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Kenan Charitable Trust Investing in Young Black Men in Kentucky

Jul 20, 2017

Kenan Charitable Trust Invests Over $5 Million to Boost Life Outcomes for Young Black Men in Lexington and Louisville, KY   Frankfort, KY — Today, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust announced over $5 million in new funding over the next three years to improve the life outcomes of young Black men and boys aged […]

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Cities United January Newsletter

January 2018 Highlights: Partner Cities in the news: Seattle and Milwaukee National Partner Report: CLASP Click here to read the January newsletter. Click here to[...]

Cities United December Newsletter

December Highlights: Thank you from Cities United! Click here to read the December newsletter. Click here to subscribe to the Cities United monthly newsletter.[...]

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November Highlights: Learn more about our planning tool The Roadmap to Safe, Healthy and Hopeful Communities New Resources from our partners[...]

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