Eagle Academy: Family & Youth Development Grantee

In February 2017, Eagle Academy was selected to receive funds under the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII) in response to the Manhattan District Attorney Office’s request for proposals for family and youth development programs.

With these funds, Eagle Academy is expanding its multi-faceted parental engagement program, RYSE. The program is intended to improve educational outcomes and enhance parental involvement through expanded learning time opportunities, family workshops, parental support groups, and leadership development for parents, among other strategies, and will serve boys of color in grades 6-12 in Central and West Harlem.

Eagle Academy is one of several organizations to receive funds to strengthen families and prevent risk factors that affect youth development—such as academic problems, dropping out of school, and antisocial behavior. The effectiveness and efficiency of such programs is wellestablished. This program, along with the other initiatives being developed under CJII, form a comprehensive set of strategic investments that, together, will have a significant, lasting impact on public safety and justice reform in New York City.