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New Jersey Health Institute: Next Generation Community Leaders

This grant is intended to further the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health by leveraging the strengths of youth to affect change in their communities. This program will support communities in preparing the next generation of civic and community leaders by providing them with the resources and technical assistance they need to focus the time, talent, and energy of youth and providing the youth with an opportunity to make meaningful change in their communities through summer employment on a self-designed, community-focused project. At the conclusion of this three-year initiative, successful grantees will have engaged teams of 10-15 youth in the following actions: Developing civic engagement and leadership skills; participating in meaningful summer employment; participating in civic engagement opportunities; actively engaging in an alumni network.  Grants will total up to $200,000 per grantee over three years.  For more information visit their website.

Application Deadline: January 12, 2017