Christine and Lon Cross of the Klein Family Foundation have awarded Dr. Victoria Carty (Sociology) a $10,000 grant to help to sustain and broaden the partnership between Chapman University and a community gang prevention located in Anaheim called Higher Ground.

The award is to extend the efforts of the partnership to move beyond the K-6 grade level (currently taking place at Lincoln Elementary School and Park) that the University has already established and reached out to students at South Junior High, located very close to Lincoln. Through these outreach efforts Chapman students will primarily be working with Junior High students interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) field both at the Higher Ground site and mentoring the Junior High Students at Chapman University.