MAVReC Wins Youth Research for Action Grant

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We’re are happy to announce that MAVReC has been awarded the Youth Research for Action grant from the What Kids Can Do organization. We appreciate the recognition and support from WKCD and are honored to be one of thirteen recipients of the award.  Additionally, over 50 programs applied for this grant! The other winners range from social justice, environmental sciences, city infrastructure, and family dynamics projects. WKCD is a nonprofit organization that has been aiding youth led research projects for over 13 years.

MAReC members Clifton, Angel, Sebastian and Marqus hard at work

MAVReC members Clifton, Angel, Sebastian and Marqus hard at work

Our award winning project is an oral history about police brutality and youth resistance in Chicago. We will produce an interactive website that includes video-recorded interviews and resources, as well as a manual for youth about the laws and policing. As for the money itself, we will be using it for:

  • Paying interviewees
  • Training for technology usage
  • Printing materials
  • Upgrading the website
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