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Carrera Programs Strategic Growth and Expansion Initiative

Children's Aid Society

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $180,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2003–September 30, 2004
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

For the past decade, the Children’s Aid Society has operated the Carrera teen pregnancy prevention program to help high-risk youth avoid pregnancy and make responsible decisions. The Carrera Programs Strategic Growth and Expansion Initiative is a long-term approach to working with high-risk teens.Third-year funding will support objectives that include strengthening the infrastructure in New York City to lead local and national replications; maintaining the Florida regional training center and increasing program replication sites in southeast Florida; initiating full implementation of a regional training center in Baltimore, Maryland; cultivating the development of regional training centers in Indianapolis, Indiana and Houston, Texas; and continuing long-term evaluation efforts at select replication sites.This includes a grant increase enabling the Children’s Aid Society to continue supporting a replication program in Flint by providing it with seed funding, as well as ongoing technical assistance and opportunities to share lessons with other sites in the national replication network.During the past two years, accomplishments included establishing the first regional training center in southeast Florida; launching a new Web site; strengthening headquarters operations; collecting, recording and reporting data from all Mott-funded sites as well as New York City replications; and providing support to a local replication of the Carrera Teen Pregnancy Prevention program in Flint, hosted by the Genesee Coalition on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention.