Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders program was designed to provide recognition for the contributions community health leaders make to achieving RWJF's mission and goals and to enhance the capacity of these individuals to have a more permanent and widespread impact on health care problems.The program annually honors 10 individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the health and health care of their communities. Each Community Health Leader receives an award in the amount of $125,000. Twenty thousand dollars goes directly to the leader to recognize past accomplishments and $105,000 goes to the leader's organization to support the continuation of and enhancement of the leader's work. The purpose of this project is to support Peace4Kids, the organizational home for 2008 Community Health Leader, Zaid Gayle, who will serve as the project director.Peace4Kids provides creative educational courses, field trips, mentorship, and other developmental activities to at-risk youth and those in foster care. These activities are designed to assist the youth in developing the life skills they need to transition from the foster care system to adulthood successfully. The Community Health Leader award will enable Peace4Kids to: expand its services to approximately 50 percent more youth; develop an evaluation and outcome measure and set better benchmarks for the program; and enhance the space where program activities are conducted.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $105,000.00

Awarded on: 2/11/2009

Time frame: 4/1/2009 - 3/31/2010

Grant Number: 65858



1315 North Bullis Road, Suite 6
Compton, 90221-1662


Michelle Tattini
Project Director