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From Private Sources

James Irvine Foundation for the People of California
1 Market Plaza, Spear Street Tower, Suite 1715
San Francisco, Calif. 94105

The Irvine Foundation, whose support is restricted to nonprofit organizations benefiting Californians, has made the following grants to California groups and agencies:

Arts. Toward continuing support of the Youth Arts Mentorship Program: $50,000 to the County of Santa Barbara Arts Fund, Santa Barbara.

Children, youths, and families. Toward staff support of the strategic-action committee and the development of an effective governance structure for the implementation phase of the San Diego Children's Initiative: $104,000 to the United Way of San Diego County.

Children, youths, and families. For expenses related to the Children's Public Policy Assessment: $61,224 to the James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco.

Children, youths, and families. Toward an assessment of the Parent Involvement Campaign in Long Beach middle schools: $15,000 to Children Now, Oakland.

Community service. For consultant costs associated with the California Initiative for National and Community Service: $50,000 to the James Irvine Foundation, San Francisco.

Health. For the Health Outreach Mentor and Intervention Services Program for adolescents in South Central Los Angeles: $75,000 to the Watts Foundation Community Trust, Los Angeles.

Youth development. In support of its strategic-planning process and toward the salary of the curator of education: $200,000 to the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Youth development. Toward the support of the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt's Youth Center: $180,000 to the Humboldt Area Foundation, Bayside.

Youth development. Toward the implementation of the first phase of the Irvine Youth Development Initiative: $150,000 to the Fresno Regional Foundation, Fresno.

Youth development. Toward the Youth Development Resource Project: $135,000 to Community Partners, Los Angeles.

Youth development. Toward an organizational audit of the Girls After-School Academy: $10,000 to the San Francisco Women's Centers Inc., San Francisco.

Youth employment. For L.A. Youth at Work, a work-experience program that places students in private-sector summer and after-school employment: $100,000 to the Private Industry Council of the city of Los Angeles.

Youth service. For core support: $225,000 to Youth Service California, Stanford.

Youth service. For continued support for the California activities of the National Service Task Force: $100,000 to Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco.

Youth service. For continued support of Building Up Los Angeles, a citywide youth community-service program: $100,000 to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
1 Michigan Ave. E.
Battle Creek, Mich. 49017-4058

Agriculture. To provide an opportunity for teachers and administrators to experience Nebraska's agricultural history and gain an appreciation for the role of agriculture in the economy: $15,000 to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

At-risk youths. To strengthen and replicate a leadership-development and academic and arts mentorship program for at-risk African-American male youths: $310,000 to the Ellington Fund, Washington, D.C.

Careers. To encourage students to work toward realistic career goals through involvement with the community, local universities, area businesses, civic groups, and health-care institutions: $25,000 to the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation, Evansville, Ill.

Educational technology. To strengthen classroom instruction by helping schools improve their selection of educational technology and the training of educators in its use: $84,043 to Indiana University, Bloomington.

Entrepreneurship. To encourage young men to become entrepreneurs by producing, marketing, and distributing baked products and to replicate this idea in at least eight sites: $161,842 to the National Center for Youth Entrepreneurship Services, Washington, D.C.

Gang intervention. To replicate a gang-intervention program, "Street Soldiers": $270,000 to Omega Boys Club of San Francisco, Calif.

Gang intervention. To expand a program that helps boys who are engaged in gang activities become a constructive part of their communities through leadership development and community service: $300,000 to Leadership, Education, and Employment Opportunities Inc., Boston, Mass.

Leadership. To develop and replicate within local chapters a mentoring and rites-of-passage program that includes inter-generational and leadership development and fatherhood and responsibility training: $400,000 to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Baltimore, Md.

Leadership. To disseminate within African-American Men and Boys project areas and nationwide a successful educational model to strengthen young black males' motivation and achievement: $400,000 to Piney Woods (Miss.) Country Life School.

Leadership. To strengthen the capacity of K-12 educators to reach young people with water-resources education by establishing a leadership-training and network-building initiative: $10,000 to Montana State University, Bozeman.

Mentors. To improve the lives of African-American young men through a community-based mentoring, apprenticeship, and entrepreneurship training program: $74,000 to the city of Dermott, Ark.

School reform. To strengthen school-reform initiatives within Michigan and at the state level: $10,000 to the Michigan Association of School Boards Foundation for Education Leadership, Lansing.

Tutors. To replicate a grades 1-12 tutorial program to improve educational, social, leadership, and personal-development skills of students in African American Men and Boys project sites: $125,000 to Project 2000 Inc., Washington, D.C.

Youth development. To provide inner-city youths with the opportunity to build the competence and confidence needed to support a positive transition to constructive adult roles in service to their communities: $30,000 to the Greater Cleveland (Ohio) Neighborhood Centers Association.

Youth development. To replicate the Boys Choir of Harlem program to provide students with a comprehensive program of education, counseling, and performing arts: $250,000 to the Boys Choir of Harlem Inc., New York City.

Youth development. To provide participants in foundation-assisted projects with skills and opportunities to learn about, create, and operate businesses: $265,000 to the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship to Disadvantaged and Handicapped Youth Inc., New York City.

Youth development. To establish a curriculum-based strategy of education and entrepreneurial development for redirecting young men toward social responsibility: $300,000 to the Opportunities Industrialization Center of America Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.

Youth development. To improve the learning environment and academic performance of preschool and elementary students and promote parent and community involvement: $956,300 to the Detroit (Mich.) Public Schools.

Youth development. To effect comprehensive school improvement that will result in developmental responsiveness and heighten achievement for all middle-grades students in Michigan public schools: $150,000 to Sherrill Middle School, Detroit Public Schools; $149,590 to Angelique Beaubien Middle School, Detroit Public Schools; $150,000 to Southwestern Junior High School, School District of the City of Battle Creek; $149,364 to Kalamazoo Public Schools; $128,216 to Vanderbilt Area Schools; $149,700 to Bendle Public Schools, Burton.

The Kellogg Foundation has also given 10 Detroit-area middle schools grants of $10,000 each to help students improve their math and reading skills. The schools receiving "Middle Start" grants include:

Golightly Educational Center; Henry W. Longfellow Middle School; Hutchins Middle School; Phoenix Multicultural Academy; Ralph Waldo Emerson School; Wilford L. Coffey Middle School; Winterhalter Individually Guided Education Middle School; River Rouge Middle School; and Washington Junior High School.

Henry Luce Foundation Inc.
111 W. 50th St.
New York, N.Y. 10020

High-risk students. To support three programs at this public-private school for high-risk students: $45,000 to the Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program, Providence, R.I.

Juvenile justice. To support the Juvenile Justice Program, aimed at reducing the rise in crimes committed by youths in upper Manhattan: $25,000 to the DOME Project Inc., New York City.

Science and mathematics. To develop a "World of Discovery," program that will create opportunities for minority girls in science and math: $211,700 (over three years) to the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, New York City.

From Corporate Sources

ARCO Chemical Company
3801 West Chester Pike
Newton Square, Pa. 19073-2387

Youth development. To help defray program costs of a two-day discussion and problem-solving program called "The Freshman Initiative": $10,000 to Marple Newtown School District, Newtown Square, Pa.

Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Ave. of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020

Mathematics. To expose 200 7th- and 8th-grade pre-algebra students to hands-on learning: $3,550 to Halsted Middle School, Newton, N.J.

Mathematics. For a math program that promotes problem-solving and everyday math skills for 20 mentally handicapped students: $1,330 to the Madonna School, Omaha, Neb.

Science. To enhance science instruction for at-risk students by providing them with a program designed to heighten awareness of chemistry in their environment: $2,000 to Landmark Career Academy, Alexandria, Va.

Science. For an earth science program for 500 middle school students: $4,930 to Mountain Grove Elementary School, Mountain Grove, Mo.

From Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Ave. S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor have selected 37 communities to receive local school-to-work partnership grants totaling more than $20 million. The grants are awarded jointly by the departments to 22 states and Puerto Rico. The awards will go to communities that have formed partnerships between their education and business sectors to help young people make the transition from school to careers.

Exact grant amounts will be determined by the scope of the proposed initiatives and size of the communities. The recipients are listed below by state.

Alaska. Anchorage School District, Anchorage. Arizona. Pima and Santa Cruz Counties STW System, Tucson. California. Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey; East Bay School-to-Career Partnership Project, Hayward; Napa County Office of Education, Napa; Orange County Department of Education, Orange County; Sacramento Regional School-to-Career Alliance, Sacramento; Workforce Silicon Valley, Santa Clara; East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program, West Covina. Colorado. Front Range Consortium STW Initiative, Boulder County. Florida. Seminole County STW Partnership, Sanford.

Illinois. Mid-River South Regional Partnership Coalition, Benton; Chicago STW Opportunity Program, Chicago; Northwest Suburban Career Cooperative, Palatine. Indiana. Career Connection, Fort Wayne. Kansas. South Central Kansas Partnership, Arkansas City. Maryland. Mayor's Office of Employment Development, Baltimore. Minnesota. Anoka County STW Partnership, Blaine; Lake County Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls; Minneapolis Public Schools School-to-Work Transition Consortium, Minneapolis; Stearns-Benton Employment and Training Council, St. Cloud. Missouri. Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia.

Nebraska. STW of Lincoln, Lincoln. New Mexico. Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque. Ohio. Miami University of Ohio, Hamilton. Pennsylvania. Greater Johnstown CTC, Johnstown; Southwestern Pennsylvania STW Opportunity System, Pittsburgh. Puerto Rico. University of Puerto Rico, Caribbean Basin Local Partnership, San Juan. Rhode Island. Local School-to-Work Partnership for Warwick, Warwick. South Carolina. Charleston County School District, Charleston. Tennessee. Blount/Knox STWO Initiative to Integrate, Knoxville; Gladewater County Line Independent School District, Gladewater; Concho Valley STW Partnership, San Angelo. Washington. Green River Community College, Auburn; Seattle Public Schools, Seattle. Wyoming. Campbell County School District, Gillette.

Vol. 15, Issue 28

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