Boys and Men of Color Hearing
California’s future prosperity depends on all Californians having a fair chance to thrive and succeed. But right now in Los Angeles, low income and young men of color have the lowest life expectancy rates, highest unemployment rates, most murder victims and fewest high school and college graduates of any demographic group.
It's an important issue and that is why Community Coalition is part of a very special initiative to turn the "school to prison pipleline" into a "school to success pipeline" for low income and young men of color. We are part of the Men and Boys of California campaign, a new effort by The California Endowment and Liberty Hill to improve the lives of young men.
As a first step in this effort, key California policymakers are in Los Angeles today to listen to testimony from our young men and the barriers they face in the areas of education, safety and employment. RSVP for event.
Please follow Marqueece Harris-Dawson, President and CEO of Community Coalition, on Twitter today as I live tweet from this event. Click to follow mhd_cocosouthla. You can also stay connected on Facebook for up to the minute posts! http://facebook.com/CoCoSoutHLA
To learn more, please click here: https://www.libertyhill.org/hearing