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San Jose Summer Program Aim to Keep Kids Off Streets, Out of Gangs

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    San Jose is working to keep kids safe and off the streets this summer with a program focusing on the city's gang hot spots. Damian Trujillo reports. (Published Monday, June 1, 2015)

    San Jose is working to keep kids safe and off the streets this summer with a program focusing on the city's gang hot spots.

    The city's Safe Summer Initiative received an annual $500,000 worth of micro grants for gang hot spots.

    "Some of these kids don't go off to these high-cost summer camps and their schools don't have summer school," said Mario , the director of the mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force. "It is a time of concern."

    This year, Mayor Sam Liccardo and the county are also kicking in money for more than 1,000 youth jobs and paid internship programs in the city's gang hot spots.

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