In February, an organization called the Indy Ten Point Coalition wanted to expand its Indianapolis efforts in Cleveland to reduce violence and keep the streets safer. Since then, some residents said they’d like to step away and try another solution.
"People that have a voice, but really haven't been invited to the table,” said Kim Snyder. “Build relationship between all of us."
Snyder is a pastor in Cleveland. She said she wants to invite pastors, politicians, community activists, police, and ex-gang members to have regular conversations about how to make Cleveland safer, and how to erase racism.
"I would like to see more white people on the streets, more pastors on the streets,” said Snyder. "I think the city is missing love, and we need to build these bridges. It’s our job to be on the streets, and the streets are bad because we haven't been there. If every church got together, one weekend and rose up… we could change our city in a weekend."
Synder said the group will meet at the end of August.