On February 19, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter joined funders for a dialogue about the City of Philadelphia’s strategy to reduce youth violence and how to better align efforts among all stakeholders.
Directly following this meeting, Mayor Nutter delivered a major address on youth safety in Philadelphia and the Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative, and the City’s progress in advancing its comprehensive strategy for youth violence prevention.
Nutter began by saying, “I just finished a meeting with local funders and partners investing in youth violence prevention in our region. I got to hear from them first-hand about their work and coordinated efforts they are engaged in to address this serious and pressing challenge in Philadelphia and across the Nation.”
Nutter went on to thank funders for their important contributions to this effort, including:
Stoneleigh Foundation for their leadership and work in partnership with the Youth Violence Prevention Collaborative to develop the City’s comprehensive youth violence prevention strategy
The Genuardi Family Foundation for its $25,000 support to Mander Recreation & Culinary School in Strawberry Mansion High
Samuel S. Fels Fund, Patricia Kind Family Foundationand Lincoln Financial Foundation for investing in youth summer jobs in 22nd Police District
Greenlight Fund for partnering with City & State to create paid transitional jobs for youth in22nd Police District
The William Penn Foundation for an award of $473,000 to United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Health Federation for early childhood trauma training serving 1,600 children in 22nd Police District