This Thursday: Join Us for the Launch of our Series of Community Discussions on Youth Violence in El Barrio/East Harlem

This Thursday, Melissa’s office and the El Barrio/East Harlem  Youth Violence Task Force will launch a series of community discussions around the rise in violence in the neighborhood.  The first meeting will be held at JHS 99 (410 E. 100th Street, Cafeteria) from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

In order to focus on issues that might be specific to particular parts of the community, we have broken up the meetings to focus on three “zones.”  This Thursday’s meeting will focus on 96th to 106th Streets, with subsequent meetings focusing on 107th to 116th Streets and 117th to 128th Streets (5th Avenue to the East River).

Community leaders, youth and the broader community will be joining together at the meeting to discuss the issue of youth violence in the 96th to 106th Street area, and ways to work collaboratively to address this rise in violence by creating positive alternatives for our youth.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elsie Encarnacion at 212-828-9800 or eencarnacion@council.nyc.gov.

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