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Mayor Walsh Discusses My Brother's Keeper at U.S. Conference of Mayors

June 20, 2015

Mayor's Office

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Today at the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors in San Francisco, Mayor Martin J. Walsh addressed mayors from across the country at the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force Meeting to highlight Boston’s efforts in addressing outcomes for Black and Latino men and boys. He was joined by Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. The task force was lead by co-chairs Mayors William Bell, Sr. of Birmingham, Ala., and Michael Nutter of Philadelphia.

In May 2015, Mayor Walsh released  “Opportunity • Access • Equity: MBK Boston Recommendations for Action,” a collaborative action plan to increase pathways to opportunities. The recommendations report reflected three milestones adopted by Mayor Walsh and the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Boston Advisory Committee as part of President Barack Obama’s MBK Community Challenge:

  • 1) graduating from high school ready for college and career;
  • 2) successfully entering the workforce; and
  • 3) reducing youth violence, and providing a second chance.  

To access the report, please visit: www.cityofboston.gov/mbk. Attached, please find Mayor Walsh’s remarks, as prepared for delivery.