The City of Lawrenceville has been awarded the Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Grant to support the city’s vision that will lead to improved behavioral health, empowered residents, reductions in trauma, and sustained community changes. The grant requires the creation of an Advisory Board to help guide the projects and programs developed to further engage with youth and their families. Read more about Lawrenceville's ReCAST grant participation in a September 2021 press release and learn more about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) 2021 grant recipients.
Through ReCAST the City of Lawrenceville will achieve the following:
Increase well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based, participatory approaches
Increase community and youth engagement, leadership development, improved governance,
and capacity building
Increase access to trauma-informed community behavioral health resources
Increase the level of cultural competency of the City of Lawrenceville’s employees and citizens
Strengthen the integration of community-based services addressing the social determinants of health
for high-risk youth and their families.
ReCAST Advisory Board
ReCAST Advisory Board members were approved at the February 28th Council Meeting. More information to follow.
The Advisory Board will primarily advise work of ReCAST and provide guidance to our projects as we achieve our collective goals. For additional information regarding the establishment and purpose behind the ReCAST Advisory Board, click here to review the ordinance establishing it.
Join one of our Community Listening Sessions
Do you live in the city of Lawrenceville? We want to hear from you! Details about upcoming Community Listening Sessions will be available on the city's website and social media.
Learn about the Summer of Impact
Summer of Impact is a collaborative initiative to help high school students discover their God-given purpose, passion and influence thru paid internships with local businesses. It leverages the eight weeks of summer to impact the six sectors of Lawrenceville—local businesses, government, schools, neighborhoods, churches and non-profits—by providing enrichment and leadership engagement opportunities for youth. Leadership development training will be offered through Impact 46. Learn more about Lawrenceville's Class of 2021 Summer of Impact program here.