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Creating Lasting Change for Children in New Orleans

Save the Children Federation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location Fairfield, CT, United States
  • Geographic Focus New Orleans

About this grant

This grant will support Save the Children in continuing to provide mental health programs to Hurricane Katrina-affected children in New Orleans. The grant will also extend psychosocial services to additional children as they return to the city and struggle to adjust to the post-Katrina environment. In addition, the grantee will pilot a new afterschool program, primarily designed to improve resilience in young people. To improve program sustainability, Save the Children partners with local communities and school districts to implement its programs during the school day and after school hours.