$200K in state funding coming to anti-violence groups in Central Brooklyn

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About $200,000 in state funding will be devoted to anti-violence organizations in Central Brooklyn.

State Sen. Zellnor Myrie has been pushing for the funding since back in March. Myrie says Central Brooklyn is plagued by gun violence and believes nonprofits will make the biggest impact.

Six groups -- including 67th Clergy Council, Save Our Streets, Brownsville Community Justice Center, Brownsville In, Violence Out, Elite Learners and Brownsville Think Tank Matters -- say the money will help with programming.

Many of these organizations say they haven't been able to do enough for the community’s due to a lack of state funding over the years.

Myrie, who says the funding represents a drop in the bucket, plans to ask for more money during the next Senate session and ensure that it continues.

 

 

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