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Mayor Bowser to Launch Series of Safer, Stronger DC Initiatives to Support Families and Residents Throughout the Summer

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Event Includes Kickoff of 2018 Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program

Washington, DC – On Monday, June 25, at 11 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will announce several summer initiatives that will create new pathways to employment and support violence prevention efforts across the District, particularly in neighborhoods that have recently experienced spikes in violence.

Mayor Bowser will also celebrate the first day of the Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP). More than 10,000 participants, ages 14 to 24, will begin six weeks of summer employment with partnering private sector or government agencies across the District.

Monday, June 25, at 11 am

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Rashad Young, City Administrator
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
Ahnna Smith, Interim Deputy Mayor for Education
Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, Interim Director, Department of Employment Services

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1920 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE
*Closest Metro: Anacostia Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).