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City launches "Operation Transformation" to help young African-American men

Posted at: 01/30/2013 6:52 PM

A new effort was launched Wednesday to give African-American young men hope for the future.

City Council President Lovely Warren announced "Operation Transformation", a tuition-free program at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center. It's designed to help black man turn their lives around.

The first part involves getting a GED diploma, that opens the door to study vocational careers like becoming a barber, security guard, the culinary arts, pharmacy and nursing.

Open enrollment at the R.E.O.C in downtown Rochester starts Saturday and continues into next weekend.