Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,000)
The OJJDP FY 09 Earmarks Programs further the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Explanatory Statement Regarding H.R. 1105 (Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009), 155 Cong. Rec. H1653 (daily ed. Feb. 23, 2009) (statement by Rep. Obey, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House).
This organization will continue the ongoing Learning Center After School Program, providing activities from 2:30-7:00 pm daily and on Saturdays from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. The grantee will serve 60 students from one local middle school and one local high school who are academically low performing and have high incidences of gang activity in and/or out of school. Services include a tech lab, tutoring/homework assistance and recreation. This grantee will track and present performance measures on students' retention in school and the program, grades, matriculation rates, and behaviors. Funds will support the salary/personnel costs of the program's coordinator.