As parents and neighbors prepare to gather this evening for a community meeting at New Rochelle High School (7pm at the Whitney Young Auditorium), students are setting a remarkable example by coming together to face the challenge of youth violence and affirm their support for each other.

This report last night on NBC highlights the quality of New Rochelle’s student leadership and bolsters my confidence that — despite the gravity of this moment — we will meet the test before us and emerge stronger and better.  Please watch.

Tonight’s meeting will feature extensive information, a discussion of next steps, and an opportunity for public questions and comments.  I hope to see you there.