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File #: RES 15-2031    Version: 2
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/2/2015
Title: Accepting a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and authorizing a memorandum of agreement.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Attachments: 1. Copy of RES Mayor's Office VISTA Grant Fin Analysis

Title

Accepting a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service and authorizing a memorandum of agreement.

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul has received a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service providing funding to plan a new VISTA cohort associated with My Brother’s Keeper initiative; and

 

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service supplements efforts of local sponsoring organizations to work on clearly defined tasks which address issues of poverty; and

 

WHEREAS, the primary objective of the Saint Paul VISTA Program is to close the educational achievement gap between populations in Saint Paul through a comprehensive approach, including: enhancing formal and informal learning opportunities for Saint Paul youth, including before, during and after school; informing and preparing students for post-secondary educational and professional opportunities; and engaging parents, families and the community to support learning and youth success; and

 

WHEREAS, My Brother’s Keeper is an initiative to fully include boys and young men of color in our cities’ success and in America’s promise; and

 

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded an additional grant of $40,000 to the City of Saint Paul for the 2015-2016 program year; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Saint Paul accepts this grant and authorizes the City of Saint Paul to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

 

 

 

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