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Drug-Free Communities Support Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2000, $99,960)

The Centers for New Horizons is the fiscal agent for the Wells Community Initiative. The coalition serves the urban Bronzeville community in Cook County, Illinois. Bronzeville has a population of 28,006 of which 98.6% are African-American. The goals of the coalition are to: 1) strengthen and mobilize the coalition in the Bronzeville community; and 2) decrease alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth and, over time, among adults. To achieve these goals, the coalition will implement the following strategies:
1) increase citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors of the community;
2) enhance community efforts to promote and to deliver effective substance abuse prevention strategies among multiple sectors of the community;
3) assess the effectiveness of community substance reduction initiatives directed toward youth; and
4) provide information about effective substance abuse reduction initiatives for youth that can be replicated in other communities.

Date Created: July 7, 2002