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Safe Summer Initiative
Youth at special eventThe Safe Summer Initiative is a program designed to keep San José youth active, busy, and off the streets during the summer months. The initiative focuses on engaging youth between 6 and 24 years of age through fun activities like sports events, field trips, and summer camps as a way to prevent and combat gang activity.

The Safe Summer Initiative offers grants to non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and faith-based organizations that provide safe programs and activities that engage at-risk youth and encourage healthy play and positive relationships. Emphasis is placed on services benefiting youth in Hot Spot areas — locations determined annually as experiencing the most gang activity and youth violence.

Youth on a field trip to the Rosecution MuseumThe 2013 Initiative

Thanks to the support of the District Attorney and City Council, more than $500,000 was available for the 2013 Safe Summer Initiative grant (SSIG) program. The City partnered with 49 organizations to provide a variety of services to more than 5,000 youth throughout the City.

2013 Safe Summer Initiative Grantees

Additional Information
For more information about this grant and other grant opportunities through the City of San Jose, be sure to register for WebGrants — San Jose’s online grants management system. 

For information regarding how your organization may become a partner in funding SSIG, please contact either:

Paul Pereira
Policy Advisor
Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo

Jose Lujano
Policy Aide
Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo

Petra Riguero
Acting Senior Analyst
Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

Safe Summer Initiative Documents

Safe Summer Initiative Presentations to Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Policy Team