Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Nrf Spotlight

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Nrf Spotlight

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CEASEFIRE ILLINOIS

* Chicago Project for Vio lence Prevention/Ceasefire Grant-$30,000

The purpose of Ceasefire Illinois is to reduce the rate of killing in the City of Chicago to equal or less than the national rate and to provide support and guidance to individuals at high risk of involvement in shootings to encourage them to follow a positive lifestyle. The project combines a public health strategy with a criminal justice approach to violence prevention. This grant will support the planning, preparation, and implementation of a series of peace conferences serving at-risk African-American and Hispanic youth between the ages of 15 and 24 in three Chicago communities.

OUTWARD BOUND BAY AREA CENTER

* $30,000 Grant

Since 2008, the Outward Bound Bay Area Center (San Francisco/Bay area) has worked with more than 1,200 young people and 40 local educators through school-based partnerships and a variety of programming tailored to the needs of each partner. Funding from the NRF supports student participation in three- to five-day urban or wilderness courses, as well as furthering partnerships with area nonprofits to continue the growth of the program.

NEW YORK ROADRUNNERS

* African Runners Art Exhibit Grant-$30,000

New York Road Runners will partner with the Museum of African Art to create an exhibit focused on running, contextual-izing the art of running by telling the stories of four accomplished African runners. This will be offered free of cost, and seeks to improve children's knowledge of and appreciation for the African identity, physical fitness, and the connection between perseverance and personal achievement. …

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