Urgency of Now (RuON)

RUON Dr Smith and youth groupUrgency of Now, or RuON, takes place annually to address the concerns about increased violence among youth and young adults, with an emphasis on black males ages 15 – 24.

This event brings together key local and regional leaders in an effort to engage the community in dialogue, gain feedback and provide an opportunity to collaborate on action-oriented strategies for reducing violence.

The Urgency of Now is sponsored by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities, City of Newport News and Cities United. For more information about how to get involved or volunteer, contact Program Manager  email Synethia White or 757-727-2730.

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  1. Improvements under way for Grandview Beach nature trail

    June 21, 2019 -- The nature trail access to Grandview Beach Nature Preserve is getting a facelift, but the work may cause some delays to public access on weekdays through July 3. Read on...
  2. UPDATE: Swimming advisory no longer in effect for southern part of Buckroe Beach

    June 20, 2019 - The Health Department has lifted the swimming advisory for the southern end of Buckroe Beach now that bacteria levels meet standards. Read on...
  3. Interim Fire Chief Jason H. Monk named permanent head of division by Hampton city manager Bunting

    June 14, 2019 - Hampton City Manager Mary Bunting announced Friday that "after an extensive search process that netted a very competitive pool of candidates, I have appointed our own Jason H. Monk to be the permanent fire chief." Read on...

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