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January 14, 2016
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Mayor Kathy Sheehan Launches "My Brother's and Sister's Keeper" Initiative

"Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other stakeholders launched the City of Albany’s 'My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper' (MBSK) at City Hall, an initiative that will focus on improving opportunities of young men and women of color in Albany and reducing the levels of violence that far too many of them experience", as reported by Dave Lucas of WAMC.

"A year ago, President Obama announced the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, a program the he said was designed to “help every boy and young man of color who is willing to do the hard work to get ahead.” The president invited communities across the country to join the effort. The City of Albany accepted the President's challenge, and has made great strides."

"Albany's program is set up to avail teens of color with employment opportunities, ensuring they'll have a better future. The target objective is to lessen incidents of violence in the community."

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Secondary: WAMC Primary: White House Initiative
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