Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $80,000)
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).
Madison Neighborhood, located in the State of California-designated Enterprise Zone in Northwest Pasadena, is an area known for its gang violence, failing schools, high dropout rates, youth disengagement, and a low-income, heavily-unemployed, minority-concentrated, transient population. Quality after-school teen programs are scarce. Pasadena Youth Center will continue its Career Path Program which provides activities from 9:00am-6pm daily. This program will serve 100 students from local middle and high schools that are academically low performing and have a high incidence of gang activity. Services include homework help, tutoring and structured learning activities. Performance measures will track students' retention in school and the program, grades, matriculation rates and behaviors. NCA/NCF