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. More than 450 mayors, community leaders in Hampton for Cities United Convening

    Aug. 20, 2019 - Starting Wednesday, more than 450 mayors, youth and community leaders will gather in Hampton for the 6th annual convening of the Cities United convening. Read on...
  2. Air Force plans aerial spraying for mosquitoes over Langley, Craney Island Wednesday evening

    Aug. 14, 2019 - The U.S. Air Force will conduct aerial mosquito spraying over Langley Air Force Base and Craney Island after sunset on Wednesday, Aug. 21. A C-130 Hercules aircraft will make multiple passes over the area. Read on...
  3. Give input on the future of Parks, Recreation as it updates master plan for renovation, development

    Aug. 13, 2019 - Hampton’s Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services Department is ready to update its master plan, a guide for future decisions on park infrastructure and recreational facilities. The public can give input at a meeting 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Read on...


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