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CHICAS In Control and Succeeding
Drop-Out Prevention and Educational Achievement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $450,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers 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 Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

The San Fernando Valley Partnership will operate an after-school educational achievement project aimed at increasing educational outcomes for Latina girls in middle school, 6th grade through 8th grade. The CHICAS project will begin August 1, 2010 and run through July 31, 2013. In the three years, the CHICAS project will have reached a minimum of 600 girls and will have offered direct services to a minimum of 300 girls. The project aims to create cohorts of 50 girls per semester. The CHICAS project incorporates the recommendations from research and the local need to build a comprehensive educational program that enhances existing youth development services to include a peer and educational module, case management, advocacy and youth leadership opportunities for junior high girls and their caregivers. The theoretical rationale for the CHICAS project is to reduce the risk factors among the targeted high-risk students while enhancing their protective factors across multiple domains, such as academics, community, and peers. The San Fernando Valley Partnership will report performance measures to OJJDP such as number of youth served and number of youth exhibiting behavior change. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 18, 2010