MVP Grant Recipients
The following organizations received a total of $825,000 in funding from the Macon Violence Prevent Grant Program to implement programs or initiatives that will help prevent and reduce violent crime in Macon-Bibb County over time.
Lead With Literacy ($40,000) – Will engage families in meaningful reading and learning activities.
Crisis Line, Safe House of Middle Georgia ($45,000) – Will implement a three-pronged approach at increasing safety for victims of domestic violence and holding offenders accountable.
PACE Center for Girls, Inc. ($40,000) – Will add an additional Research Therapist, allowing them to serve 30 additional young women in Macon-Bibb.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Heart of Georgia ($50,000) – Will partner with upcoming youth service organizations to provide assistance with mentor screening and training, free of charge.
Chess & Community, Inc. ($50,000) – Will engage youth through academic enrichment, civic engagement and career skills development activities.
Campus Clubs, Inc. ($50,000) – Will offer open afterschool and summer programming for middle and high school students.
Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia, Inc. ($30,000) – Will hire an additional therapist to serve more people in Macon-Bibb County.
Next Level Community Development Center ($90,000) – Will supplement its current summer and afterschool programs to include an individualized remediation tutorial and a comprehensive prevention program for youth, parents and families.
Fathers Among Men ($16,000) – Will collaborate with organizations to bring programming to youth on the Westside two Saturdays every month.
Streetline Percussion, Inc. ($40,000) – Will engage at least 50 more participants to prepare them to be thriving and productive citizens in our community.
Unity-N-Community, Inc. ($40,000) – Will use their Youth Summer Challenge to provide students a structured activity on Saturdays during the summer in an effort to promote self-confidence, conflict resolution and reduced violence.
Project 32 ($25,000) – Will combine sports, physical activity and therapy to help at-risk youth channel negative energy into positive behaviors.
Bloomfield Church of God ($15,000) – Will expand the number of monthly community events to every other Sunday in the Bloomfield area.
S.A.L.T is Life, Inc. ($20,000) – Will offer evidence-based Teen Mental Health First Aid program to participating Macon-Bibb high schools.
Girls Dig Deeper Initiative ($5,500) – Will offer a 90-day leadership development program to help young girls overcome personal and social barriers.
Centenary Community Ministries, Inc. ($50,000) – Will continue its transitional housing program for men in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.
Storytellers Macon ($25,000) – Will offer “Heart and Soul Workshops” as an alternative school-break service learning program designed to build both tangible and soft skills.
U Create Macon ($15,000) – Will work to increase transportation options for youth in Macon-Bibb to get them to rec centers, parks, jobs and other community events/programs.
Grow Macon, Inc. ($20,000) – Will work to reduce food insecurity in Macon-Bibb while providing more supervised youth activities and fostering character development through relationship building within the community.
Central Georgia CASA, Inc. ($25,000) – Will recruit and train volunteers to serve older youth and fund staff to provide supervision and support to these volunteers.
The Community CEO LLC ($20,000) – Will use the Fundamental Manhood Development Project to reduce gun violence, recidivism and implement focused deterrent practices to at-risk youth in Unionville.
Georgia Suns Youth Empowerment ($40,000) – Will work with youth aged 6-26 to provide services such as tutoring, life and job skills, and physical activity.
Faith In Action Holiness Church ($8,500) – Will work with women entrepreneurs to start their own business in the childcare industry.
Macon Arts Alliance, Inc. ($25,000) – Will use the Anti Violence Academy to offer youth, ages 9-17, and their families enrichment activities and programs to promote positive youth, parent and family development.
Boy Scouts of America, Central Georgia Council ($40,000) – Will increase the number of mentors delivering co-ed, supervised youth activities to Macon’s children and young adults, ages 5-20.