LawFuel.com – 10 December 2012
The Jones Day Foundation has contributed $350,000 to the Police Athletic League (“PAL”) of New York City to help rebuild several of its youth centers that were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. PAL is New York City’s largest independent, nonprofit youth development agency for inner-city children and teenagers, serving over 40,000 youth, ages 2 to 19. Staffed by trained youth development professionals, teachers, and social workers, PAL provides educational, recreational, and cultural programs, including Head Start, day care and after-school programs, evening teen programs, summer day camps and summer play streets, citywide sports programs, youth employment and drop-out prevention programs, and juvenile justice programs.
PAL Centers in Far Rockaway, Coney Island, and Staten Island received the heaviest damage during the storm, leaving hundreds of children without services. The gift from The Foundation will help rebuild these centers, ensuring that kids from the hardest hit areas have somewhere safe to learn and play as their families work to rebuild their lives and communities.
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