Bishop Dwane Brock Asks Erie City Council to Fund Summer Jobs Program

Published 05/07 2014 05:19PM

Updated 05/07 2014 05:31PM

Bishop Dwane Brock pitched his summer jobs initiative to Erie City Council this morning asking for funds for the program.

Bishop Brock along with other community activists are trying to create a summer jobs program for the youth in Erie County. They're reaching out to local non-profits and organizations in Erie asking for money to fund the summer jobs initiative. They want council to contribute money from community policing to create a proactive approach to violence in the city.

Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. suggested at the meeting for the group to consider a match program where they front a sum of money and then ask for a match. Bishop Brock says that's not feasible.

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