Advancement Project

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Amount:
$50,000
Year:
2010
Field of Interest:
Gang Prevention & Intervention
Program Name:
Safe Passage & Prevention Tool Kit
Grant Type:
General Community
Grant Website
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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Advancement Project (AP) was founded in 1999 by civil rights lawyers to reform public systems and achieve equity for underserved communities.  Its four focus areas include: Urban Peace to reduce violence and promote community safety; Educational Equity to ensure adequate school facilities and resources; Healthy City, an online database/mapping program to promote data-driven decision making about resource allocation; and Equity in Public Funds to promote the equitable distribution of public resources.

GRANT PURPOSE

To create safe routes for students walking to and from Gratts Elementary School, Berendo Middle School and John Leichty Middle School in the Belmont/Rampart area. ($20,000)

It's a critical problem that must be addressed when children in our neighborhoods cannot even walk safely to and from school.  We applaud the Jewish Community Foundation for recognizing the pressing need to create safe havens for these youngsters.  In addition, the grant for the toolkit and training will allow us to leverage our expertise and respond to the many requests we receive from communities around the area for information and assistance.  It is our hope to train influential adults to reach children with gang intervention and prevention techniques before it is too late.

Connie Rice
Co-Founder & Co-Director, Advancement Project