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Family and Community Violence Prevention Program 2003-2006
Cooperative Agreement OMH Grantee - District of Columbia

Howard University Family Life Center conducts a number of activities to address the problems of violence, crime, and related distress of inner city communities near the Howard University campus.

Family and Community Violence Prevention Program

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


Howard University
2400 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-9298 or
(202) 806-6803
Fax: (202) 806-7018
Title: Howard University Family Life Center
Project Period: 08/01/03 - 07/31/06
FLC Director: Valrie Brown
Target Group: Students 10-12/Grades 4-5


The Howard University Family Life Center conducts a number of activities to address the problems of violence, crime, and related distress of inner city communities near the Howard University campus. The Family Life Center (FLC) targets 50 fourth and fifth grade African American and Hispanic/Latino students between the ages of 10 and 12 for the after-school program. The program is housed at the Meyer Elementary School in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The School's administrators and parent organizations, as well as other community organizations serve as partners in the FLC. The after-school program provides academic enrichment, personal development, and career development activities. The academic component includes special emphasis on multiplication tables, spelling, reading, and word meaning and usage through individual and group activities. Lessons and activities are also offered to promote and enhance the personal strengths of the students. Continuous dialogues are held with parents on various aspects of parenting, conflict management, and family strengthening. Sessions are also conducted on various career interests. Guest speakers share their experiences on college preparation, career goals, and work ethics. A Saturday Program held at Howard University's main campus offers recreational and cultural activities. A three-week Summer Academy is offered for 50 youth, students from the academic year program as well as new participants from the same age/grade range. The program focuses on academic enrichment, personal development, recreational enhancement, family bonding, and cultural enhancement. A parent Advisory Board consisting of family members and other community leaders ensures input from parents and serves as a vehicle to increase parental participation in all aspects of the FLC. One-on-one tutoring and mentoring, as well as other aspects of program delivery, are provided by volunteers recruited from Howard University and the Banneker High School Community Service program.



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