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Recreation & Leisure

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  • Arts and Culture (4)
    TA

    Arts and Culture

    TA

    Programs that promote, support, produce and/or provide access to the arts and humanities and other experiences which encourage creativity, and also reflect and preserve the collective artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage of the community.
  • Children's Play Groups (1)
    PS-1500

    Children's Play Groups

    PS-1500

    Programs that provide regularly scheduled opportunities for children to engage in supervised play with one another.
  • Community Facilities/Centers (56)
    TC

    Community Facilities/Centers

    TC

    Programs that provide a central location for the social, cultural, recreational and civic activities that are available to community residents, or which make space available to individuals and groups who want to hold meetings, offer services or otherwise utilize the facility.
  • Community Groups and Government/Administrative Offices (105)
    TD

    Community Groups and Government/Administrative Offices

    TD

    Organizations or groups of individuals with common interests or concerns who have joined together on a voluntary basis to provide targeted services for the community; offer information and guidance regarding the planning, implementation and evaluation of needed services; advocate for changes that will have a beneficial effect on the community and its residents; or introduce other ways of improving social, cultural, economic or environmental conditions. Also included are the administrative headquarters of local city and county departments, state agencies and federal agencies as well as those that oversee the work of large non-governmental agencies; departments or offices within public and private agencies that are responsible for internal support functions like budget and finance and facility management; and the offices of elected and appointed officials at various levels of government.
  • Intergenerational Programs (3)
    PS-3300

    Intergenerational Programs

    PS-3300

    Programs that increase cooperation, interaction or exchange between people of different generations dispelling stereotypes about old and young, and enabling individuals, families and communities to enjoy and benefit from the richness of an age-integrated society. Intergenerational programs are structured so that both age groups benefit from the interaction, but in many programs, one age group is the provider of service while the other is the recipient. Older people may mentor children or adolescents and serve as role models for young people who are preparing for adulthood, while students who understand the latest technology may teach older adults computer skills in their homes, senior centers or long term care settings. Older adults gain opportunities to develop meaningful contact with younger people and stay in touch with their communities while children and youth develop healthy attitudes about aging, gain an appreciation for rich cultural traditions and histories, and experience the satisfaction of sharing something they know. In many communities, young and old are working together as partners on community projects, and are finding that the collaboration leads to mutual appreciation while their communities reap the benefits of their work.
  • Libraries (95)
    TJ-4400

    Libraries

    TJ-4400

    Facilities which house a collection of materials including books, manuscripts, journals, government documents and nonprint formats such as paintings, musical recordings, videotapes, films and data files on magnetic tape which are organized to provide physical, bibliographic and intellectual access to a targeted group of people and which generally make available staff to provide services and programs related to the information needs of the targeted group.
  • Library Services (67)
    TJ-4500

    Library Services

    TJ-4500

    Libraries and other facilities that offer a range of activities and services which are designed to meet the information and learning needs of patrons and to facilitate their enjoyment of library resources. Included are reference services, programs which introduce and encourage reading, services which enable people who cannot access the facility to utilize library resources and special collections which provide access to a broad spectrum of general and specialized book and nonbook material as well as reading material in alternative formats.
  • Meditation (2)
    PV-3300.5000

    Meditation

    PV-3300.5000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people to learn and practice the breathing and mental focus techniques of meditation to achieve relaxation, mental and bodily control and the quietude to allow contemplation and feeling of oneness with the universal spirit.
  • Parent/Child Activity Groups (2)
    PS-6500

    Parent/Child Activity Groups

    PS-6500

    Programs that provide regularly scheduled opportunities for parents to participate in a wide variety of recreational, arts and cultural activities with their youngsters. The experience provides a means for developing close family relationships at a stage in the child's life when quality time with their mother or father is essential for healthy development, and exposure to music, storytelling and similar pastimes can stir a child's imagination and spark their creativity. Other programs may focus on reading, games and early learning activities.
  • Parks/Recreation Areas (89)
    PL-6400

    Parks/Recreation Areas

    PL-6400

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public recreational facilities and grounds which can be used for a variety of leisure-time activities. Included are amusement parks, beaches, camps, public gardens, harbor/marina areas, zoos and a broad range of recreational facilities that are available in community; state and national parks; schools and universities; and other recreational areas.
  • Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion (93)
    LH-2700.6450

    Physical Activity and Fitness Education/Promotion

    LH-2700.6450

    Programs that promote the benefits of an active lifestyle and encourage people of all ages to participate in regular physical activity as a means of improving health, preventing disease and enhancing the overall quality of their lives. The programs may be tailored for specific populations such as children, adolescents, older adults, employees or people with disabilities; and generally explain why physical activity is important, offer suggestions regarding easy ways to integrate physical activity into a daily routine (such as taking the stairs, going for a walk or parking further away than one usually does), describe specific benefits that can be experienced (such as building strong bones, strengthening muscles, maintaining flexibility, achieving and maintaining ideal weight, maintaining cardiovascular health, meeting new friends and improving physical self-esteem), and provide guidelines for the type and level of activity that is required to develop and maintain fitness or achieve other health-related goals.
  • Physical Fitness (61)
    PL-6600

    Physical Fitness

    PL-6600

    Programs that provide activities for people who want to improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, muscle tone, reflexes, cardiovascular health and/or other aspects of physical functioning.
  • Recreation Related Expense Assistance (5)
    PL-6900

    Recreation Related Expense Assistance

    PL-6900

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the fees and/or other expenses associated with instruction and/or participation in a particular recreational, artistic or leisure-time activity for people, especially children from low income families, who would be unable to enjoy those programs without assistance.
  • Recreational Activities/Sports (80)
    PL-7000

    Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
  • Recreational Aids (6)
    LH-0600.7000

    Recreational Aids

    LH-0600.7000

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment or other products which have been modified to enhance the manner in which people with disabilities can take part in the leisure time pursuits of their choice. Included are modified dog leashes, craft making items, sewing accessories, games, puzzles, cards, video equipment, sports equipment, cycling equipment, toys and other similar products.
  • Recreational Equipment/Supplies (3)
    PL-7200

    Recreational Equipment/Supplies

    PL-7200

    Programs that provide access to equipment and supplies that are required for leisure-time pursuits.
  • Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction (77)
    PL-7400

    Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction

    PL-7400

    Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to develop an appreciation for or competency in a particular recreational, artistic or leisure-time activity.
  • Social Clubs/Events (14)
    PS-8000

    Social Clubs/Events

    PS-8000

    Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to meet and socialize with their peers through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues and other companionable activities. Included are men's clubs; women's clubs; singles clubs; clubs for individuals who have a common ethnic background, religion or country of origin; and similar groups whose primary purpose in gathering is to pass the time in an enjoyable manner.
  • Special Events (2)
    PL-7700

    Special Events

    PL-7700

    Programs that sponsor, organize and promote festivals, parades, fairs, memorial celebrations and other activities during religious and patriotic holidays and other special occasions.
  • Special Interest Clubs (13)
    PS-8200

    Special Interest Clubs

    PS-8200

    Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to pursue hobbies or other specific interests in cooperation with others who have the same interest, often through the medium of a club or society which is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable or skilled in the area.
  • Spectator Sports (1)
    PL-8000

    Spectator Sports

    PL-8000

    Matches, games, tournaments, meets and other recreational competitions, generally at the national or international level, that are intended to be watched rather than played. Event participants are professional and/or amateur athletes who have reached a high enough competitive level that the games attract a sizeable, paying audience. Included are organizations that sponsor, organize, hold, promote, sell tickets to and publicize the events; provide information about competition schedules; and/or maintain information about player statistics and individual or team standings.
  • Team Building Activities (1)
    PH-6200.8600

    Team Building Activities

    PH-6200.8600

    Programs that sponsor group activities, games and/or guided adventures (such as ropes courses) which are designed to build trust, hone problem-solving and decision-making skills, develop respect for others, enhance self-esteem and improve the participant's ability to work cooperatively in a group.
  • Tickets/Reservations (1)
    PL-8500

    Tickets/Reservations

    PL-8500

    Programs that maintain information about a wide variety of current and upcoming entertainment, sports and other special events; and supply tickets to people who want to attend. Also included are programs that provide special events tickets to nonprofit organizations, often at no charge.
  • Travel (4)
    PL-8700

    Travel

    PL-8700

    Programs organized by community or educational groups that provide opportunities for people of all ages to travel locally, throughout the country or abroad for the purpose of study or personal enjoyment; which help people with their travel plans; or which offer travel insurance for people who want to purchase it.
  • Volunteer Opportunities (63)
    PX

    Volunteer Opportunities

    PX

    Community organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite knowledge, skills and experience who are willing to offer their services and work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration on projects or in positions that benefit the organization itself or the people it serves. Many agencies that provide volunteer opportunities also offer intensive training in the tasks that are required for the job.
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement (4)
    PW-9000

    Volunteer Recruitment/Placement

    PW-9000

    Programs that identify individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields and which systematically evaluate the skills, talents and personalities of recruited volunteers and match them with human service agencies that need voluntary support.
  • Volunteer Training (1)
    PW-9100

    Volunteer Training

    PW-9100

    Programs that prepare individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields for the specific type of volunteer activity in which they are interested. The program includes an orientation to and training in specific roles and responsibilities, and may include information about the general role, functions and policies of a specific agency if the volunteer is aware of his or her placement.
  • Wedding Related Services (5)
    PH-9400

    Wedding Related Services

    PH-9400

    Organizations that provide services to facilitate the formal union of couples in marriage.
  • Worship Services (2)
    PV-7000.9000

    Worship Services

    PV-7000.9000

    Organizations that provide opportunities for people to publicly practice their religion either in informally organized groups or as part of an organized service with a designated leader (as in a church, synagogue, temple or mosque).