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Criminal justice administration department helps host the Hayward Promise Neighborhood's National Night Out

The Hayward Promise Neighborhood holds National Night Out Aug. 6.

The Hayward Promise Neighborhood holds National Night Out Aug. 6.

  • July 31, 2013 5:00am

Cal State East Bay criminal justice administration students and faculty have collaborated with Tennyson High School to host Hayward Promise Neighborhood’s National Night Out, Aug. 6. The free event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Tennyson High School campus, 27035 Whitman St. in Hayward.

National Night Out events, held nationwide, give neighbors an opportunity to meet one another and build safer communities. HPN residents, youth and parents are welcome to come for free food, fun and information.

There are more than 10,600 residents in the South Hayward community and more than half of those families have low incomes, as determined by the federal standards. The Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN) partnership works with this community by providing health, social, community and educational support.

Led by Cal State East Bay, the HPN partnership was one of only five programs selected for funding nationally in December 2011. The U.S. Department of Education funded the HPN with a $25 million, five-year federal grant to improve social, educational and health support services in the South Hayward area. The HPN is using this grant to not only improve schools but to also reach out to the community through several free events.

National Night Out activities will include a raffle with prizes, information on HPN, safety demonstrations and introductions to the University Role Models program, Youth Court and restorative justice concepts. The event will feature a positive/conscious hip-hop performance by Khafre Jay.

Read about the Promise Neighborhood Festival.

Learn more about the Hayward Promise Neighborhood at haywardpromise.org.

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