Delancey Life Learning Academy for Troubled Youth

by Delancey Street Foundation

Summary

We provide troubled urban youths with a nonviolent community where hands-on learning and intensive support teaches them the vocational, academic and life skills they need to succeed.
$2,902
total raised
16
donors
0
monthly donors
11
years active

Challenge

Our school serves youths ages 14-18 with histories of criminal behavior, gang involvement, alcohol and drug use, physical and sexual abuse. They come to us from families and neighborhoods in crisis, poverty, and plagued by violence. Most are homeless, in foster care or in the criminal justice system. They are labeled as “unreachable” and “unteachable”. These youths, who have failed in and been failed by traditional settings, require a multifaceted nonviolent approach to transform their lives.

Solution

Our school provides a community with a hands-on approach to learning as it happens in the real world. We combine academics with student-run enterprises, life skills training, basic supports (such as food and clothing) and individualized attention.

Long-Term Impact

Re-engaging juvenile justice and high-risk youths in education process and teaching them to be positive, contributing members of their community and agents of change using nonviolent conflict resolution skills in their schools and communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.eisenhowerfoundation.org/​grassroots/​delancey/​index.htm

Organization Information

Delancey Street Foundation

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Project Leader:
Carol Kizziah
Dean, Life Learning Academy
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of $2,902 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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