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Gang & Anti-Graffiti Program (GAP)

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
San Mateo
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $169,926)

The City of East Palo Alto will implement the Gang & Anti-Graffiti Program (GAP) to reduce graffiti in the city, decrease the involvement of at-risk youth in gangs, and increase youth involvement in positive after-school and summer program activities that build a sense of identity and self-confidence. The GAP will engage at-risk middle school youth in a project that allows them to transform graffiti into an art form that can be displayed in schools, city buildings and other prominent areas in the city. As part of GAP, youth will also be involved in boxing and track and field through the Police Activities League as well as summer jobs and internships. The GAP will recruit 50'100 at-risk youth to help plan and implement the program over a 1-year period. Progress will be measured by the number of participants attending the program and the number that remain gang-free one year after program completion. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 8, 2008