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Posted on: April 17, 2020

City partnering with RCC to host sexual assault prevention classes

The City of Galveston is proud to partner with the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County on sexual assault prevention classes geared toward empowering young girls. RCC is implementing a sexual assault prevention curriculum, Be Strong: From the Inside Out, which focuses on empowering young women in our community. These classes will be offered at the McGuire Dent and Wright Cuney recreation centers, and at other community organizations, and will be free to local youth.

The recreation centers are currently closed due to COVID-19, but we will provide more information once the class times are scheduled.

To learn more about RCC’s mission and the important work they are doing for the community, visit

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Resource and Crisis Center awarded Federal Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services grant

The Resource & Crisis Center of Galveston County (RCC) is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded a Federal Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services (SAPCS) grant for sexual assault prevention work on Galveston Island. The focus of this grant is to promote social norms that prevent sexual violence.

The project will provide opportunities to empower and support young girls and women by strengthening leadership opportunities for girls via the Be Strong program at local community organizations. RCC has partnered with four local organizations to implement this project: the Boys and Girls Club, Galveston Urban Ministries, the GISD Teen Parenting Program, and the City of Galveston (specifically, the Wright Cuney and McGuire-Dent Recreation Centers).

Be Strong: from the Inside Out is an asset-based, development program for young women that builds on concepts of womanhood, respect, and positive relationships as a strategy for health promotion and violence prevention. Along with this curriculum, RCC will also implement a Youth Leads program. This is an empowerment-based, youth-driven program that increases the participants’ knowledge of their community and provides leadership opportunities within it.

RCC would like to invite you to join us in providing more opportunities to young women in the community. For more information, please contact Rose Lazo, Primary Prevention Coordinator, at

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