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8/10/2015 - TODAY: Mayor Finch to Make Announcement Regarding Bridgeport’s Participation in President Obama’s ‘My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge’ (11:30 a.m.)

As Mayor, it’s my job is to make Bridgeport an even better city – a place where our kids and grandkids will choose to live, work, and raise their families, too. And, I’m proud to say that in Bridgeport, we’re on a path toward winning the future. We’re doing this by creating jobs, growing businesses, increasing access to high-quality pre-k programs for kids, and cracking down on crime.”– Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

  • WHO: Mayor Finch, City Council members, community leaders
  • WHAT: Press Conference regarding Bridgeport’s involvement in President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative.
  • WHERE: Conference Rooms A & B, Margaret Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
  • WHEN: Today, August 10, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Bridgeport, Conn. (August 10, 2015) – Today, Mayor Bill Finch will join elected officials and community leaders to make an announcement regarding Bridgeport’s involvement in the “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge” an initiative created by President Barack Obama.

Launched in 2014, the MBK initiative aims to ensure that all kids have an opportunity to succeed and are prepared to compete for 21st century jobs, according to the White House (Link: http://1.usa.gov/1rGqwbY). For the MBK challenge, Bridgeport has focused on two key areas: ensuring kids are reading at the level they should be by third grade and making sure young people are safe from violent crime.

“As Mayor, it’s my job is to make Bridgeport an even better city – a place where our kids and grandkids will choose to live, work, and raise their families, too,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch. “And, I’m proud to say that in Bridgeport, we’re on a path toward winning the future. We’re doing this by creating jobs, growing businesses, increasing access to high-quality pre-k programs for kids, and cracking down on crime. A lot has been done to make our city better. But much remains. That’s why we’re excited to be participating in the challenge – further ensuring that more of our kids are getting a good education early and that our streets are even safer for kids and families.”

To read a report on Bridgeport’s involvement in the My Brother’s Keeper Challenge, click here: http://bit.ly/1P0XvoS.