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Exposure Is Key

How can violence be reduced by exposing teens to opportunities?

Dimetriana Chambers, Ramon Forte, Dominetrius Chambers, and Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City

Jahmal Cole, Founder of My Block, My Hood, My City (MBMHMC), and Darryl Holliday, Editorial Director and Co-founder of City Bureau, discussed the challenges and limitations created by geographic boundaries at our sold-out Urban Think & Drink on Thursday, March 15.  

A full video of their conversation follows:

And some stand-out tweets from the evening:

MPC thanks CKL Engineers and the firm's President & CEO Mae Whiteside for making this event possible. We'd also like to thank Revolution Brewing for providing us with a selection of some of its brews.          


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