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Carrera Programs Strategic Growth and Expansion Initiative

Children's Aid Society

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $873,782
  • Grant Period October 1, 2004–September 30, 2005
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

For more than a decade, the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) has operated the Carrera teen pregnancy prevention program to help vulnerable youth develop the desire for a productive future by making responsible decisions and avoiding pregnancy. In 2001, CAS launched a five-year plan to expand the Carrera program nationally. The plan’s goal is to optimize the number of young people participating in any site, thereby reducing the number of teen pregnancies in each urban area where the program operates.Funding will support objectives that include continuing to strengthen the infrastructure in New York City to lead and support local and national replications of the Carrera model; maintaining the Florida regional training center and increasing program replication sites in southeast Florida; starting a regional training center in Baltimore, Maryland; cultivating the development of regional training centers in Houston, Texas, and the Midwest; and continuing long-term evaluation efforts at select Carrera replication sites.Recent accomplishments included establishing the first regional training center in southeast Florida; launching a Web site; strengthening headquarters operations; and continuing to collect, record and report data from all Mott-funded sites as well as New York City replications.