National Community Development Block Grant Week

Monday, April 17

Si Se Puede

The support from the CDBG is essential to the youth and families of Si, Se Puede and will allow for our summer program to continue to Grow Strong!

Lorie Mendoza- Executive Director

Tuesday, April 18

ACT Lawrence

Through CDBG funding we have been able to impact lives of youth in Lawrence.  Our program provides summer jobs and leadership training.  It also allows youth to gain valuable work skills while implementing community improvement projects, such as neighborhood cleanups and national night out.

Ana Luna, Executive Director 

Wednesday, April 19th

Groundwork Lawrence

We’ve done so much in Lawrence. We run a kite festival and help kids build kites and enjoy playing in the outdoors, we organize an Earth Day event and get nearly a thousand people out cleaning up the city, and we converted 17 vacant lots into pocket parks so people have a place outside to enjoy nature.”

Juana Lopez, Green Team member

Thursday, April 20th

YMCA

Being a youth leader taught me... to always be yourself and to never be what somebody else wants you to be. It also taught me courage."

- Alexander Revi