Addressing criminal justice and policing to improve youth access to recreation in New Orleans

The Foundation's program, Communities Creating Healthy Environments: Improving Access to Healthy Foods and Safe Places to Play in Communities of Color, was designed to build state and national momentum to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity through strategic investment in those communities most affected.The purpose of this project is to implement new local budget priorities so that recreation and play space are adequately funded and accessible in every community. Deliverables include: public forums to build resident support for increased public investment in recreation, economic analysis of local budgets and research on alternative priorities, resident trainings and skills workshops to increase understanding of recreation and food issues, and passing policies that increase public resources for recreation in underserved communities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $249,882.00

Awarded on: 10/1/2009

Time frame: 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2012

Grant Number: 66837


Safe Streets Strong Communities

1600 Oretha C Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, 70113-1311


Yvette Thierry
Project Director