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Out-of-School Programs Coordinator - Literacy Programs Specialist

Award Information

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Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $36,560)

The project entails the implementation of the on-site Literacy Program Specialist position to provide general oversight, management and coordiantion of the out-of-school programs for "at-risk" youth that will be conducted at the City's public library and in the community.  Funding this position will provide for the inclusion of a literacy component in these programs.  It will further serve to foster relationships with community non-profit partnersand member organizations that provide essential services and educational opportunities for residents of the community.

The project is intended to reduce and prevent violent and gang-related crime by encouraging positive behavioiral principles in participating youth.  It will further serve to strengthen links between the criminal justice system and community by promoting partnerships among non-profit agencies and encouraging the development of problem -solving strategies for education and crime preventioin.

Date Created: September 26, 2023