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Samoan Youth

Samoan community presses Anchorage mayoral candidates on issues
Concerns about housing affordability, Medicaid expansion and youth involvement emerged as focal points Monday night at what was described as the first ever mayoral forum organized by members of Anchorage’s Samoan community. The forum was tied to a sense among Samoans in Anchorage that concerns and issues are not being heard by city leadership, according to a community leader. In an interview earlier Monday, Chief Tagomoa Viliamu Pili recalled serving as a liaison to the administration of Mayor Rick Mystrom in the late 1990s. Mystrom held meetings in his office and listened to concerns, Pili said.
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After-School Program Secured for West Fairview Youth
On May 17, 2006, more than 200 people came together in Central Lutheran Church, unified in their concern for the youth of West Fairview.
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Bethel Chapel Action—Bethel Chapel wins Commitment to Youth
On January 24, 2008, almost 80 community members and neighborhood residents gathered in Bethel chapel to demand that the Mountain View Community Center better serve neighborhood children.
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Families Win Commitment for Youth Recreation Programs
On November 5, 2007, more than 200 people gathered in St. Anthony Catholic Church, after learning that funding for the successful Central Lutheran Campfire program and St. Anthony Parks and Recreation program was in jeopardy.
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