Tonight: Rain ends late evening and then turning colder with a low in the upper 30s.
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GANG TASK FORCE WITH THE CITY OF CHATTANOOGA
Boyd Patterson and Fred Houser talked about a goal of reaching at-risk youth before they make a decision to join a gang,
the City of Chattanooga's Comprehensive Gang Task Force is introducing its prevention and intervention arm, The Future Is Ours, with a kick-off event of the initiative.
At Carver Recreation Center -- 600 N. Orchard Knob Ave.
On Saturday, June 2 beginnining at 12n
Activities for the day will begin with a Prayer for Peace vigil. Join area pastors as they lead the group in a prayer for peace and healing for our city as we work to reduce gang involvement and crime. Following the prayer vigil will be a press conference outlining the efforts and activities of the Future Is Ours. Once the press conference is complete, The Ochs Center will conduct several focus groups as part of the Comprehensive Gang Model Assessment. Focus group participants will enjoy a free lunch from The Bistro at The Beth. Other activities include a live radio remote from Power 94, step shows by UTC Greek organizations, and baseball and basketball games. Attendees are welcome to bring grills and cook out.
For more information email Boyd Patterson -- at email@example.com or Fred Houser -- firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-425-7837
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY
Congratulations to newschannel 9's Facebook Friend of the Day!
Misty Cordle. from Trion, Georgia, but now a Ringgold , ga resident. She writes, "I was born in Maryland but was raised in the good ole south!!! I have a wonderful daughter that is the love of my life and I love spending time with family and friends.-
RAISE YOUR HAND CHATTANOOGA WITH UNITED WAY
Wayne Collins, Vice-President of Marketing with united way joins us today to talk about
Raise Your Hand Chattanooga to Help Children Succeed in School & Life
Volunteer to tutor, mentor and read to lead kids down the right path
United Way's Volunteer Center is asking you to raise your hand to support education. Raise Your Hand CHATTANOOGA is a local collaborative effort to recruit volunteers to mentor and read to Chattanooga's children
United Way's Volunteer Center is partnering with a number of local nonprofits, businesses, media and other organizations to recruit volunteers and connect them to opportunities to serve.
IT'S ALL ABOUT EDUCATION
The cornerstone of individual and community success is education.
Research shows that caring adults working with kids of all ages - from the early years through high school - can help boost academic achievement. Anyone with passion and commitment can help a young person achieve greater academic success.
Here's WHAT YOU CAN DO (even with just an hour or so a week):
---- VOLUNTEER to read stories to individual students or to groups.
Engaging children in storytelling opens their minds and unlocks their imagination.
----MENTOR students beyond the classroom, providing advice and
friendship. Adult mentors provide children with emotional support that
enhances self-esteem, fosters self-control, and provides guidance.
----BE AN ASSET BUILDER and help young people become caring,
responsible, successful adults.
For more information on how to volunteer, how to become a Raise Your
Hand CHATTANOOGA partnering organization, or how to launch a program at
your organization, visit iHelpChattanooga.org, contact United Way's
Volunteer Center at (423) 752-0316 or email email@example.com.
CHATTANOOGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHANGEMAKER
joining us today was joe ledbetter with Chattanooga Whiskey Company
Chattanooga Whiskey Company's 1816 Reserve is not made in Chattanooga-not even in nearby counties, where state law allows distilling and bottling of liquor.
For more information go to www.chattanoogawhiskey.com
for more information from the chamber call 423- 756-2121 or go on line to www.chattanooga-chamber.com
Italian potato salad - for more information go to www.mrfood.com
CITY OF CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC WORKS WEEK
Justin Holland, ---Sanitation Manager, and - Caroline Johnson, Drivers Education Coordinator.
Join us today to talk about Public Works Week with the city of chattanooga
Community Outreach Day at the waterhouse pavilion in miller plaza (Wed, May 23 from 11:00 until 2:00) is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about what it is exactly that Public Works does - a lot, as people will learn.
Public Works Week is an awareness campaign, educational opportunity and celebration of Public Works Departments in communities nationwide.
Public Works Department holds (brush collection, road design and repair, street lights, traffic signals, code enforcement, drivers education, special event & construction street closures, parking lot design, sight obstruction, traffic signals, road signage, water quality, waste disposal, speed humps, etc)