Chicago Mayor Pledges $36 Million to Mentor Youths in Effort to Curb Violence – District Dossier – Education Week

In an address focused on curbing the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged $36 million in city and philanthropic funds to expand mentoring programs to 7,200 boys and male youths. He also plans to expand a similar program for women and opportunities for unemployed and out-of-school youths.

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