Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)
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 Museum of the City of New York's goal is to use out-of-school time programs to keep young people safe and improve their academic achievement, thereby helping to reduce the number of arrests of New York City children for criminal activity committed during out-of-school time. The Museum strives to offer structured learning opportunities through out of school time programs to local schoolchildren in their community of East Harlem and those visiting from the City. The programs support effective practices, specifically promoting positive academic outcomes and providing alternatives to delinquent behavior opportunities, and serve as important delinquency prevention and intervention strategies. During the project period, the organization will offer five established, successful academic enrichment programs during out-of-school time, and will work concurrently to develop additional options to offer in the future. The organization will evaluate the percentage of youth who complete the program and the percentage of youth who offend or re-offend.