Live Your Legacy Gang Intervention Program

Amount: 
$20,000
Year: 
2010
Field of Interest: 
Gang Prevention & Intervention
Program Name: 
Live Your Legacy Gang Intervention Program
Grant Type: 
General Community
Organization Description: 

Legacy LA was founded in 2007 to offer youth positive alternatives to gangs and violence in Boyle Heights. It provides educational, cultural and recreational programs in the Hazard Park Federal Armory site, a 60,000 square-foot space that includes five acres of urban parkland. Programs include teen engagement in community change/advocacy; after-school academic support and mentoring at Murchison Street Elementary School; case management and gang intervention for gang-involved youth; and community service youth-driven projects for gang-involved youth.

$20,000

Legacy LA was founded in 2007 to offer youth positive alternatives to gangs and violence in Boyle Heights. It provides educational, cultural and recreational programs in the Hazard Park Federal Armory site, a 60,000 square-foot space that includes five acres of urban parkland. Programs include teen engagement in community change/advocacy; after-school academic support and mentoring at Murchison Street Elementary School; case management and gang intervention for gang-involved youth; and community service youth-driven projects for gang-involved youth.

Grant Purpose: 

The Live Your Legacy Gang Intervention Program provides at-risk and gang-involved youth living in the Ramona Gardens public housing development in Boyle Heights with case management, individual therapeutic services and workshops.