youth violence http://wamc.org en Gov. Patrick Visits Springfield School For Black History Month Event http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-visits-springfield-school-black-history-month-event <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick marked Black History Month with a visit to an elementary school in Springfield today.&nbsp;&nbsp; The governor highlighted a remarkable part of the city’s past.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Governor Patrick read a book to a group of about 50 third grade students at the William DeBerry Elementary school.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:17:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 83670 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Visits Springfield School For Black History Month Event Bank Grant Will Boost Mentoring Initiatives In Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/bank-grant-will-boost-mentoring-initiatives-western-mass <p>Over the last two years, the youth mentoring movement has grown in western Massachusetts. The organization Mass Mentoring Partnership has established a mentoring hub in the greater Springfield area. The initiative is getting a financial boost from&nbsp; First Niagara Bank which will announce a $50,000 grant&nbsp; at an event this evening in Holyoke.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Mass Mentoring Partnership President Marty Martinez.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 76471 at http://wamc.org Bank Grant Will Boost Mentoring Initiatives In Western Mass. Mass. Advocates Seek More Funding For Youth Violence Reduction Program http://wamc.org/post/mass-advocates-seek-more-funding-youth-violence-reduction-program <p></p><p>A state-funded program to boost youth violence prevention efforts in Massachusetts is at risk of losing all funding after only a handful of years after its initial creation.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:01:02 +0000 Lucas Willard 66966 at http://wamc.org Mass. Advocates Seek More Funding For Youth Violence Reduction Program Task Force Dedicated To Violence Prevention Observes 20th Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/task-force-dedicated-violence-prevention-observes-20th-anniversary <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Massachusetts is going to have a so-called &ldquo; three strikes&rdquo; crime law.&nbsp; Governor Deval Patrick says he will sign a controversial crime bill aimed at keeping repeat violent criminals off the streets. People working to prevent violence in one western Massachusetts city say the real solution to improved public safety is community partnerships.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 44460 at http://wamc.org Task Force Dedicated To Violence Prevention Observes 20th Anniversary