Back to Listing

Increase Awareness Among State Legislatures, Law Enforcement, and Business

Council for a Strong America

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2006–February 29, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is a national, bipartisan child advocacy organization made up of more than 1,500 police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys and victims of violence.This grant will enable the organization to continue educating the public and policymakers about the importance of increasing investments in high quality afterschool programs, especially for low-income, disadvantaged youth. Activities will include producing and disseminating reports for policymakers, the media and other interested parties; expanding membership and strengthening capacity by recruiting new law enforcement leaders and crime survivors; generating media coverage and increasing public awareness of research findings; educating federal and state policymakers and opinion leaders about the benefits of afterschool investments; and collaborating with national, state and local advocacy organizations on behalf of afterschool. In addition, the organization will pay particular attention to educating California policymakers on the implementation of Proposition 49, which has generated $430 million in new state afterschool funding.