Project Blueprints

The U.S. Department of Human and Health Services Office of Minority Health awarded a grant to Swarthmore College to support Project Blueprints. This is the third grant awarded to the program by the agency. The Lang Center and Swarthmore’s Black Cultural Center have collaborated with The Chester-Crozer Wellness Center, Chester Upland School District, The College Access Center of Delaware County, and The Chester Youth Collaborative to implement the program. Project Blueprints engages at-risk minority youth from Chester, PA with opportunities for academic support, life skills training, personal development, cultural enrichment, and career exploration. The program provides after-school programming for more than 40 students who will be supported 8th through 12th grade. Ten Swarthmore College students serve as program facilitators and mentors. Faculty member Cheryl Jones-Walker from the Department of Educational Studies has the lead responsibility for curriculum development and delivery. Lang Center staff provide administrative coordination.