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CENTER FOR YOUNG WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT (CYWD)
1426 Fillmore Street, Ste. 205
San Francisco, California 94115
Lateefah Simon Executive Director
Youth Development Grants
Girls and young women in San Francisco's juvenile halls experience challenging conditions that affect their time there and often affect their rate of recidivism. They are not allowed to have regular visits with their children. Many are prevented from actively advocating for themselves when arrested, in the courts, and with probation officers. In addition, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LBTQ) youth residents experience degrading treatment by the staff/counselors. CYWD received a $25,000 grant in support of Sister for Change Community Organizing Project, to engage 10 young woman leaders (ages 14-20) in campaigns to increase services for the youth residents and change the juvenile justice department's non-discrimination human resource policy.
CHINESE MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION
President's Discretionary Grants
CITIZENS FOR A BETTER GREENVILLE
P.O. Box 5673
Greenville, Mississippi 38701
Joyce Hall-Parker Executive Director
Public Education Grants
Citizens for a Better Greenville (CBG) was formed three years ago in reaction to a reform plan by the School Board that would reduce the higher level educational and enrichment opportunities for African American high school students in the Greenville Public Schools. Of the District's 9,000 students, approximately 70% are African American and the proposed plan would limit availability of advanced placement and extracurricular offerings at the high school attended by most of the black students. Concerned that District policies and school practices are contributing to the low graduation rate of 51%, 26 percentage points below the state average, CBG has developed a core group of parents and leaders that have been monitoring City Council and school board meetings and researching strategies to address the high student drop out rate. Hazen's grant of $50,000 will enable this emerging group of community leaders to press the District to be responsive to the educational needs of African American students in the schools.