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Technology access and community assistance for youth at risk and families

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $197,329)

Soundview Community In Action (SCA), a not for profit organization, was incorporated in 1997 to serve the business and civic communities of the South East Bronx. SCA will provide outreach programs for at risk youth in collaboration with existing community and adult programs. SCA's Technology Access and Community Development Programs are designed to provide computer and internet access to residents living in the low income and drug infested neighborhoods located in South East Bronx. The goals of SCA are to provide a safe haven and coordinate activities that help target youth at risk of alcohol and substance abuse and experimentation and criminal activity; to reduce pregnancies through education and counseling; and to provide assistance to parents and adults by advocating for services, providing case assistance and training programs. SCA will report on the following performance measures: the number of participants attending the Internet Access Center and the number of adults attending, completing and passing the computer training classes. NCA/NCF

Soundview Community in Action (SCA) will continue its outreach programs targeting at-risk youth and adults in the South East Bronx (zip codes 10472, 10473, and 10474) of New York City. SCA's outreach programs include a technology center providing free internet access and computer training and a community development program that provides social services for benefits and entitlements and personal assistance. The primary goal of SCA is to increase pro-social behavior in youth through the provision of social services, access to technology, educational support, employment training, and other economic development opportunities. SCA will track progress by reporting performance measures to OJJDP. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 5, 2005