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 and Cities United. For more information about how to get involved or volunteer, contact Program Manager by email Latiesha Handie or 757-727-2730.

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  1. Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns to downtown Hampton June 4-5

    May 20, 2022 - Blackbeard's crew will once again invade downtown Hampton June 3-5, setting up an educational encampment in Mill Point Park, complete with costumed re-enactors, cannon battles, mermaids, music, vendors, lectures, and fireworks. Read on...
  2. Hampton expands efforts to keep I-64 traffic from clogging city streets

    May 16, 2022 - Restricting access to the Mallory Street Bridge to limit interstate traffic cut-throughs has reduced traffic in Phoebus significantly. That pattern will be extended, and new restrictions to areas near the downtown ramp will be tested. Read on...
  3. Hampton's new budget lowers real estate tax rate by 6 cents

    May 12, 2022 - City Council unanimously adopted a budget containing a combination of tax relief and targeted new spending for Fiscal Year 2023, which begins July 1. Read on...

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