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City and YMCA Team Up To Combat Gang Growth

City leaders in Yakima are getting ready to implement the Gang Free Initiative, a program they hope will help reduce the number of gang members on the streets.

It is no secret, the gang problem is pretty bad in Yakima

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Yakima’s Gang Free Initiative Helping At-Risk Kids

There is strong response to Yakima's Gang Free Initiative. The GFI's executive director says there are now 25 at-risk kids being assessed for specialized services.

That is being done through the Yakima Police Athletic League

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Yakima’s Gang Free Initiative Preparing to Help First Group of At-Risk Kids

Yakima will soon have new tools to tackle the areas gang problem as the Gang Free Initiative prepares to help its first group of at-risk kids. Soon, the YMCA will expand its mentor program to help more kids under the Gang Free Initiative umbrella

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Yakima’s YMCA Mentoring Program Changing Lives

The City of Yakima's Gang Free Initiative group is working closely with community partners like the YMCA to help curb gang violence. YMCA Executive Director Bob Romero says they hope to change lives through the Y's mentoring program

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Yakima City Council Gives Thumbs Up to Gang Free Initiative Plan

The Yakima City Council gave thumbs up to a plan to combat gangs in the city. On Tuesday, the council held a study session to talk about the city gang free initiative. It is a plan that city officials hope will help steer young people away from gangs by using a variety of programs and services that help struggling kids in the valley who may be thinking of joining a gang

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Gang Free Initivative Group Looking to Open a Community Center

Yakima's Gang Free Initiative Group is hoping to open a community center to help steer kids away from gang membership by later this fall...GFI Director LT. Mike Merryman from the Yakima Police Department who says he knows some people are wondering why it's taking so long to see a center opened

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Vandalism and Graffiti on Decline in Yakima

Yakima police say graffiti and other cases of vandalism are slowing down in the city. Police records show a 40 percent drop over the last four months. Lower level property crimes like graffiti, broke

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Financial Support For Yakima Services

For more than a quarter century, Lily Yeh has spearheaded projects around the world that combine arts with other community building strategies in order to transform and revitalize cities as diverse as Korogochu, Nairobi, Salt Lake City, Utah, Damascus, Syria, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Beijing, China

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