Mayor Tom Henry today was joined by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Reverend Dr. Charles Harrison, Fort Wayne UNITED representatives, and local community and business leaders to announce that the City of Fort Wayne plans to become a TenPoint Coalition city.

The coalition is the next step in Fort Wayne’s efforts to influence the lives of young people, families and neighborhoods by implementing proactive strategies to reduce violence and emphasize the importance of education, employment and community partnerships.

On August 9, from 5-7 p.m. at New Covenant Worship Center, Fort Wayne UNITED will partner with Pastor Luther Whitfield and his congregation to host a Construction Trades Job Fair that will be open to all. Anyone who would like to learn a new trade, or is skilled in construction and is looking for a job, is encouraged to come early to learn about all the opportunities available, then take advantage of visiting booths for one-on-one Q & A time.

Representatives from Northeast Indiana Building Trades and Northeast Indiana Construction Alliance will be on hand to tell you about the long list of high-paying jobs that need filled and how you can get one of those jobs.

New Covenant is located at 3420 E.Paulding Rd. in Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne UNITED is providing a wonderful opportunity for those looking for employment. On Saturday, July 21, 7 – 10 pm, several area employers will be available during Fort Wayne UNITED’s Late Night Basketball League to share information about positions they have available. Job Fair attendees who schedule an interview will be invited to meet with Fort Wayne UNITED before their appointment to receive one-on-one interview preparation tips and free attire to wear during the interview.

The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is back for its spring session.

The program runs from 8-11 p.m. each Saturday evening through May 5. The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Police Department, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Domino’s, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, and Parkview Health.

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