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New York-Presbyterian: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on December 26, 2017

New York-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic health care delivery systems. It is partnering with local organizations to establish a Youth Opportunity Hub serving Washington Heights that will provide services including reproductive health services, dental and vision care, violence prevention training, art therapy, parenting support, sports and recreation, education advocacy, and learning disability ...

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Union Settlement: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on December 19, 2017

Youth Opportunity Hub grantee Union Settlement’s programs provide education, wellness and community-building to East Harlem residents of all ages. Its offerings—from youth and adult education classes, to Meals-on-Wheels, mental health services and programs for senior citizens—span more than a dozen locations across the neighborhood. Its programs equip residents with connected programs that provide opportunities, tools, and support for the ...

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Community Connections for Youth: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on December 12, 2017

Community Connections for Youth works with grassroots faith and neighborhood organizations to empower them to develop effective community driven alternatives to incarceration for youth. CCFY believes that increasing local community capacity to work with youth in the justice system is the key to reducing youth crime and delinquency, and improving long-term life outcomes for youth. We spoke with Rev. Rubén Austria, Executive Director, about some ...

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Henry Street Settlement: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on December 5, 2017

Henry Street Settlement, a Youth Opportunity Hub grantee, addresses the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children. Based on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Henry Street delivers a wide range of social service, arts and health care programs to more than 60,000 New Yorkers each year. We spoke with David Garza, executive director, about some of the challenges facing youth and how CJII is ...

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The Door: CJII Featured Grantee

Posted on November 28, 2017

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth annually. This article is the part of our series highlighting CJII grantees and the work they’re doing to meet CJII goals of improving public safety and enhancing fairness and efficiency in NYC’s criminal justice system. We spoke with Julie Shapiro, executive director, about some of the challenges facing youth and how CJII is supporting their work to address those challenges.

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Doing Better at School through Basketball: Saturday Night Lights at Henry Street Settlement

Posted on February 19, 2016

Henry Street Settlement is a proud recipient of Criminal Justice Initiative funds, administered by the Office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Through a CJII grant for Saturday Night Lights, Henry Street Settlement is able to provide recreational activities for youth ages 12 to 19 and also connect them to critical social and academic services at our two youth centers on the Lower East Side. Because the grant allows us to ...

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