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File #: 1770-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Central Community House in support of its TRANSIT ARTS program; to authorize an expenditure within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($56,483.00)
Attachments: 1. 1770-2020
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement with Central Community House to sustain its TRANSIT ARTS program.

The Near East (43205) has been identified as having one of the largest concentrations of youth vulnerability and one "where investments have the potential to impact the greatest number of our most vulnerable youth." In order to build and sustain strong neighborhoods, Central Community House (CCH) ensures youth are viewed through their assets, and challenged to express and appreciate their culture through artistic endeavors at CCH’s TRANSIT ARTS Program (TA). Simultaneously, youth build deep connections to their community and receive support needed to succeed in school and adulthood.

The COVID-19 pandemic has critically impacted CCH’s ability to deliver TRANSIT ARTS programming to the standard group settings. This funding will facilitate delivery of programming by providing for small-group meetings. Through rapport building, organic engagement, and surveys, TA artists will deepen their knowledge about burdens faced by girls historically, and currently due to COVID-19. A cohort of 24 will be intentionally and thoughtfully chosen based on common experiences, maturity, and short/medium/long-term goals. These 24 girls will be split into 4 groups of 6. These small groups in place will allow for more intimate support groups, while also providing flexibility to conduct socially distant workshops due to current health concerns related to COVID-19.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the CARES Act fund.

Emergency action is requested to avoid any delay in providing the resources necessary to respond to the increased demand as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Central Community House in support of its TRANSIT ARTS program; to authorize an expenditure within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($56,483.00)

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