Sunnyside United looking to secure more funding for its 2nd year

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. -- Sunnyside United is celebrating its one year anniversary this month.

But with last year's grant money ending, the coalition is looking at other means of funding.

The city manager will ask Sunnyside's city council to approve a 70 thousand dollar budget to keep the program running.

The money is needed to keep funding important gang prevention programs

Community members agree the programs make a difference.

"There's like less gang violence, I remember when I was little I came from a really ghetto street, and so I would kind of relate to that, yeah I think there's less violence in the Sunnyside city," said Deanna Gutierrez, from Sunnyside.

Representatives say without the money from the city, their work would continue but in a different fashion and at a smaller level.