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Creators behind gang program say it's working, hope for new funding as grant runs out

The Star Tribune reports on a two-year program in Minneapolis that aims to persuade young men to leave gang life by offering them steady work and job training. The program will soon run out of federal money, so the creator's behind the program are going public in hopes of securing another source of cash.
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The Star Tribune reports on a two-year program in Minneapolis that aims to persuade young men to leave gang life by offering them steady work and job training. The program will soon run out of federal money, so the creator's behind the program are going public in hopes of securing another source of cash.

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