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Grantee Vignette

Expanding Your Program's Reach by Engaging Policymakers and Partnering with Community Resources

The Violence Intervention and Prevention Project (VIP), a program of L.U.K. Crisis Center, Inc.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Like many grantees, April Thomas, project director of the LUK, Inc., Violence Intervention and Prevention Project (VIP), is facing the harsh realities of state budget cuts.

Creating a Cohesive Implementation Team

Kelli Hoekstra, Puget Sound Educational Service District
Fife, WA

The Puget Sound Educational Service District (ESD) set the stage early in their grant to create a sustainable coalition of diverse partners.

The Importance of Stakeholder Involvement

Esperanza del Pueblo
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

It was during the start-up phase of her YVPP grant that Patricia Chavez Anaya, project director for Esperanza del Pueblo, uncovered the nucleus of an idea to better serve the Latino community in Ok

Collaborating for Impact

Liza Andrew-Miller; David White; Graham Harriman
Multnomah and Washington Counties, Oregon

There's no telling what can be accomplished when grantees band together in their community.

Embracing Diversity

Barb Zandlo Hutchinson and Jody Herron; Independent School District #16 - Spring Lake
Park, MN

What happens when a community's longstanding demographics change? Does the change affect a student and/or school staff's perceptions, attitudes and beliefs about diversity?

Fee-for-Service: One Grantee's Roadmap for Sustainability

Annette Klinefelter; Girls' Initiative Network
Portland, Oregon

Early in her two-year YVPP grant cycle, Annette Klinefelter, executive director of the Girls' Initiative Network (GIN), began thinking of ways to maintain and expand Girls' Empowerment Group progra

Art or Magic? Creating Community Awareness

Children's Village
Yakima, WA

There's no real magic involved with creating community awareness - it's an art form that takes a lot of good planning and hard work.

PATHS to Success

Harrisburg School District
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

In 2002, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was awarded two federal grants: a Safe Schools/Healthy Students and a Targeted Capacity Expansion (Prevention/Early Intervention).

Rural Collaborative Creates Cohesive Network Despite Distances

Colleen MacRae, Project Director; Melissa Perreault, Assistant Project Director
Stephen-Argyle, Minnesota

It's not an easy task to serve the needs of rural communities spread out over broad stretches of land.

Using the Media to Generate Program Support

Carol Lee, Project Director
Russellville, Arkansas

In Russellville, Arkansas, parents, policymakers, and the community know quite a bit about the SS/HS program because of articles in Russelville's newspaper