Ron and Pastor Smith talked about the need for faith and community


From Right Wisconsin:

As chance would have it, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Oshkosh) was in Milwaukee on Monday to kick-off the 12th class of “The Joseph Project,” The project is a job placement program he and his staff created with Pastor Jerome Smith to connect inner city black men with jobs at companies in Sheboygan County and other locations north of Milwaukee.

After the class wrapped up, Johnson and Smith sat down to talk about the weekend violence which erupted in Sherman Park and what could be done to help prevent it in the future. Both men believe the Joseph Project is a step in the right direction, with Pastor Smith saying, “Truth of the matter is, I don’t think government is the answer. I think that faith and the community are the biggest part of this, and that’s what it’s going to take. It takes a community to take the community.” ‘