September 16, 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. Participants should meet at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St.  

Prayer in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, September 29. 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, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1, beginning at Weisser Park Youth Center. Representatives from area churches, the Fort Wayne Police Department and Fort Wayne residents will join the TenPoint Coalition Foot Patrols on the 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.

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.

Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.

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