Carnegie Hall

Contact Information

881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019 - 3272
(212) 903-9660
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012

Executive Summary

To thrive as productive adults incarcerated youth need compelling opportunities to develop skills, interactions, and strategies to become all they can be. For 3 years Carnegie Hall has used music to fuel youth development in secure settings in NYC with song-writing residencies. This work aligns with reforms to urban juvenile justice systems prioritizing incentive-based models over incarceration. Now, 12 full-time AmeriCorps Members will join professional musicians to provide mentoring and group instruction to an expanded population, to support return to home and community. Anticipated outcomes include improved behavior; lower incidents of violence; higher credit recovery rates; greater engagement in optional learning opportunities--all correlates of stronger academic performance and reduced recidivism. Members will develop teaching, mentoring, program planning and engagement skills that address AmeriCorps' educational focus via: outcomes for juveniles; quality Member training; and increased community engagement. CNCS investment of $189,213 will be matched with $356,135 of projected match.

Award Information

Application ID: 12AC134282
CNCS Award Amount:
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