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File #: 2128-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/24/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with MY Project USA in support of the Wedgewood youth soccer program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($68,850.00)
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Emmanuel V. Remy, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. Ord 2128-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement with MY Project USA in support of a youth soccer program in the Wedgewood neighborhood. This will be the second year City Council has supported the program through a grant agreement.

MY Project USA aims to protect and empower Columbus youth by providing access to educational, healthy, and fun programs that help to keep them safe and connect them with positive influences. The Wedgewood Village Apartment community is home to approximately 2,000 children who need increased access to programs, protection, and the tools that lead to empowerment.

Families in the Wedgewood community have a great appreciation for and desire to play soccer. MY Project USA started a soccer team in Wedgewood two years ago, and due to the positive response, the organization developed a year-round program that engages hundreds of children on a weekly basis. With support from Columbus City Council, more youth will have access to the program, which, in addition to enriching their lives, has led to increased morale and safety in the neighborhood.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in supporting and expanding the MY Project USA Wedgewood soccer program to provide more opportunities for youth engagement.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks to enter into a grant agreement with MY Project USA in support of the Wedgewood youth soccer program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($68,850.00)

Body
WHEREAS, MY Project USA aims to protect and empower Columbus youth by providing access to educational, healthy, and fun programs that help to keep them safe and connect them with positive influences; and

WHEREAS, the Wedgewood neighborhood is home to approximately 2,000 children who need continued and increased access to ...

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