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General Purposes

Glades Community Development Corporation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2005
  • Location Belle Glade, FL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Belle Glade

About this grant

Since its creation in 1990, with Mott support, the Glades Community Development Corporation has nurtured economic development, community health, cultural, early child development and at-risk youth interventions for the Glades region of Florida.Funding will enable the organization to begin implementing a new operating plan that focuses on economic development and poverty reduction, public education, and leadership development. Objectives will include increasing the number of unemployed and underemployed adults in the Glades who can secure, retain and advance in good-paying jobs; building the capacity of parents in the Glades to help teach and advise their children, advocate for school improvements, and advance their own literacy and job skills; and serving as a vehicle for building skills and amplifying the voice of disadvantaged residents.