Sarah McKenzie

Hodges attends White House event on My Brother’s Keeper initiative

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Mayor Betsy Hodges joined leaders from communities across the country at the White House Thursday morning for a summit on President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge — an initiative calling on communities to help improve the lives of young men of color.

Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president, Attorney General Eric Holder and Taj Atkinson, a high school student from Newark, N.J., kicked off the event with remarks about the project’s potential.

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