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Community Roots Project

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This project creates educational, athletic, cultural, and employment opportunities for youth in targeted communities by supporting the efforts of the Vice Ministry of Violence Prevention, the National Police, municipalities, community development commissions, and the private sector.

This project creates educational, athletic, cultural, and employment opportunities for youth in targeted communities by supporting the efforts of the Vice Ministry of Violence Prevention, the National Police, municipalities, community development commissions, and the private sector.

The objective of this activity is to create educational, athletic, cultural, and employment opportunities for youth in targeted communities in the Department of Guatemala. It focuses on communities not served by USAID’s CONVIVIMOS Project, and supports efforts by the Vice Ministry of Violence Prevention, the National Police, municipalities, community development commissions, and the private sector. The project’s goals are to support 80 community-based violence prevention projects; strengthen and mobilize municipal and national stakeholders and resources to develop and implement municipal-level violence and migration prevention plans; promote the involvement of the private sector (local, national, and/or international) in violence migration and prevention activities; and support secondary violence prevention projects in close coordination with municipal and local authorities.

This project is expected to run from December 15, 2016 through December 14, 2023 with an estimated total USAID investment of $40,000,000.

USAID’s implementer for this project is World Vision.

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Last updated: August 26, 2021

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