April 24, 2019 - Fort Wayne UNITED’s TenPoint Coalition invites the community to join an upcoming Prayer in the Park and two prayer walks in the Oxford neighborhood. The gatherings will begin at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.
Prayer in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Local pastors will lead prayers on several topics that are impacting Fort Wayne.
In addition, there will be prayer walks beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30. Representatives from area churches, the Fort Wayne Police Department and Fort Wayne residents will join the TenPoint Coalition Foot Patrols on their second set of prayer walks, with the intent of bringing the community together to become a more united and understanding city, willing to tackle challenging issues in a positive manner that will lead to lasting results.
Modeled after the successful Indianapolis TenPoint Coalition, the goal of Fort Wayne’s program is to positively influence the lives of black males, families and neighborhoods by implementing proactive strategies to improve life outcomes, increase the quality of life and enhance community pride.
Fort Wayne UNITED is a Mayoral initiative from Mayor Tom Henry that places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother's Keeper, under one umbrella. It is designed to answer the call to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy and help create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative educates, informs and engages the community in an effort to make positive change one neighborhood at a time.