MKE Safer City Initiative; mayor, non-profits share programs for youths

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson joined the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) and other non-profit organizations on Friday, May 26 to talk about the MKE Safer City Initiative, which opens the door to activities that can keep the city's youth safe in summer 2023.

"I alone cannot stop crime and violence. The police chief, the Milwaukee Police Department alone, cannot stop crime and violence," the mayor said. "It takes all of us to be a part of this. Everybody has to be in the game. There's no room on the sidelines."

City officials and leaders from multiple non-profit organizations talked about the various programs they offer. Those organizations included Employ Milwaukee, Journey House, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and more. 

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"There's always something positive for them to take part in," said Ashanti Hamilton, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention.

Ashanti Hamilton, Director of the Office of Violence Prevention

Learn much more about the Safer City MKE Initiative, the programs it and its partners can offer to the youth in Milwaukee, as well as the MKE Safer City bracelet giveaway.