Jackson organizations are crossing racial and economic barriers to work as a team.
Industrial Areas Foundation has helped create Working Together Jackson.
Working Together Jackson is organizing non-profits, neighborhood associations and churches to meet the needs of Jackson residents. They'll also use the power they have to expand services.
Job training, high speed Internet access, senior services and crime prevention are just a few areas WTJ is focusing on. This includes a better working relationship with police.
Thursday evening WTJ announced five new neighborhood partnerships, along with an education action and workforce development teams. An action plan was also announced at the meeting.
WTJ has been in development for years but officially organized in June.
Forty organizations have joined the effort thus far.
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