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Brooklyn Arts Council Youth (BAC) Arts Project

Award Information

Award #
2005-JL-FX-K020
Location
Awardee County
Kings
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$98,664

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $98,664)

This project addresses several problems that face young people living in Flatbush and Crown Heights, two communities that are located in Central Brooklyn: gang activity, drug and alcohol abuse, truancy, youth unemployment, and poor school performance.
According to a recent study by the Community Service Society, '16 percent of New York City's 16 through 24-year-olds are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market." These nearly 170,000 young people are 'disconnected'' from the most important structural supports in our society: home, school, church/synagogue/mosque, workplace, etc. A disproportionate number of young people earmarked for 'disconnectedness' reside in these two communities. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 21, 2005