Community Build

Community Build
Program Name: 
Gang Reduction Program
Grant Year: 
2010
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$20,000
Interest Area: 
Gang Prevention & Intervention
Grant Purpose: 

The Gang Reduction Program  provides gang members from Southwest Los Angeles who wish to leave the gang lifestyle with an artist-in-residence program in which they develop a short film that demystifies gang affiliation.

Description: 

Established in 1992 in response to civil unrest, Community Build, Inc. works to revitalize low-income communities and promote economic development in South Los Angeles. It provides education, training, employment, and supportive services that promote self-sufficiency. Programs provide youth with case management, life skills, tattoo removal, tutoring, college preparation and retention, job training and placement, and recreation and cultural programs.