Grant Abstracts 2013

Southern California Grant Abstracts - 1736 Family Crisis Center

1736 Family Crisis Center

Los Angeles, CA
$100,000
June 2013

1736 Family Crisis Center will rehabilitate a house in Mar Vista to replace its emergency youth shelter, which has been operating in an old, leased house in Hermosa Beach since 1972. The shelter program provides one of only five licensed shelters in Los Angeles County for runaway, abandoned, and homeless boys and girls, ages 10-17. The new site in Mar Vista will provide the program a permanent, well equipped location. It will double the living quarters for the youth who stay an average of two to three weeks, provide handicap accessibility, and create an optimal therapeutic environment to care for an at-risk population with intensive supervision needs. The program will serve approximately 150 youth each year, plus respond to hotline callers 24 hours a day.

Southern California Grant Abstracts - Children youth and Family Collaborative

Children Youth and Family Collaborative

Los Angeles, CA
$250,000
June 2013

The Children Youth and Family Collaborative (CYFC) will expand its Academic Remediation, Intervention, Support Services and Education Program (ARISSE) for foster and probation youth countywide. The goal is to increase the odds that these youth will graduate from high school, go to college and transition successfully into adulthood. Working in partnership with the Los Angeles County Departments of Children and Family Services and Probation and multiple school districts, CYFC program staff and a multi sector Care Team provide academic intake assessment and individualized service plans; intensive individual and small group tutoring and academic remediation; pre emancipation planning and California High School Exit Exam prep; and college planning, post-emancipation support services and case management through college. In each of the next two years, 400 additional foster youth will be served at 15 schools with high concentrations of foster youth in four school districts – Compton, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Palmdale.

Southern California Grant Abstracts - CASA of Los Angeles

CASA of Los Angeles

Monterey Park, CA
$250,000
June 2013

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA/LA) will expand its Early Childhood (EC) Initiative by increasing the number of foster children ages 0-5 served with the advocacy of a CASA volunteer. Through this Initiative, CASA is placing higher priority on service to the youngest foster children and incorporating a research based understanding of child development and best practices into its training programs. The goal is to support earlier intervention to secure necessary services for the youngest children entering the foster care system, thereby reducing the number of children who remain in long-term foster care and improving their well being. CASA/LA will serve 280 children in 2014 and 360 children in 2015, and expand the number of courtrooms with specialty EC Liaisons to ten by the end of the project.

Southern California Grant Abstracts - Colburn School of Performing Arts

Colburn School of Performing Arts

Los Angeles, CA
$150,000
June 2013

The Colburn School will launch Jumpstart, a comprehensive, scholarship supported music education program for low income Los Angeles-area students demonstrating high potential and commitment. Jumpstart’s curriculum is designed specifically for sixth and seventh grade students primarily from the 15 Title I schools currently participating in the Colburn School’s existing enrichment programs. Each student in the program will experience 6.5 hours of after school classes per week – private, group, ensemble and music theory instruction – with Jumpstart mentor teachers on Colburn’s campus. Upon completion of Jumpstart, students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of musicianship will be invited to continue their scholarship supported music education through 12th grade.

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