Grant Program: State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health, FY 2005-2009
Organization Name: Iona College--Youth Empowerment Program
Organization Address: 715 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone Number: (914) 633-2471
Fax Number: (914) 637-7743
Title of Project: Reach for Individual Success and Empowerment (Project RISE)
Project Director: Robyn Brown-Manning, LMSW
Description of organization:
Iona College is located in New Rochelle, N.Y., and has a population of approximately 4,800 students. The College, with its School of Arts and Sciences, and Hagan School of Business, offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees with rigorous instruction in more than 40 academic majors and a strong emphasis on community service and spiritual development. Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Iona College has a long history of supporting projects focused on collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life and educational opportunities for minority youth. Examples are found in the implementation and results of projects such as the Liberty Partnerships Program, SCOPE, STEP, GEAR UP, and both the Yonkers and New Rochelle school district's 21st Century Community Learning Centers' Programs.
Description of project:
RISE is a comprehensive afterschool program for 30 youth, in sixth to eight grade, who live in public housing. RISE is a collaboration of 10 partners: City School District, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center and the Metropolitan Regional Health Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Guidance Center, the Municipal Housing Authority, the Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, the City and County Youth Bureaus, the New Rochelle YMCA, Sankofa Afrikan Drum and Cultural Program and Sound Shore Medical Center.