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The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center Nonviolence Leadership Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $250,000)

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 Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center Nonviolence Leadership Program provides in-school workshops and out-of-school programming assisting low-income, traditionally disenfranchised youth of the Greater Oakland area to engage meaningful problem solving through the study and practice of nonviolence principles. In-school workshops are presented to 1,350 middle and high school students in six school districts. Sixty youth then join in advanced leadership programming including academic coaching, school visitations, on-going home visits, leadership cultural exchanges and public speaking. Students demonstrate transformation in their character and changes in their conduct reflective of nonviolence principles. Students demonstrate increased academic capacity, increase in respect for self and others, increase in the ability to give and receive coaching, and a decrease in use of force in problem solving. Outcomes are demonstrated through analysis of hard school data, pre and post program surveys and qualitative reviews. 100% of the cohort students take on meaningful leadership roles in their schools, families or communities. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 24, 2010