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Past Grants

The following grants are in excess of $5,000 and were awarded in 2000.

Education

Advocates for Children and Youth

$292,720
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for continued support of Students First, an advocacy project dedicated to improving the quality of education for children in Baltimore City public schools. In support of educational reform, Students First provides assessment of educational practices, policies, and programs, and makes recommendations for research-based programs and strategies.

Archdiocese of Baltimore

$123,000
Baltimore, MD

To provide scholarships enabling Choice and other Baltimore City public school at-risk students to attend parochial schools in Baltimore City during the 2000-2001 school year. By participating in this model delinquency and dropout prevention program, these students are expected to benefit from smaller classes, one-on-one instruction, and a structured educational setting.

Archdiocese of Baltimore

$54,017
Baltimore, MD

To provide scholarships for Baltimore City public school students to attend Catholic parochial schools. The initiative is designed to compare the effectiveness of a Catholic school education against a public school education among at-risk inner-city students. The funds will underwrite the cost of the fifth year of an eight-year study.

Baltimore Academy of Excellence

$50,600
Baltimore, MD

To provide scholarships for 22 inner-city students to attend the Academy's Traditional School and Special Needs School in a year-round structured learning environment. The Academy enrolls students who have failed in a regular public school setting and who can take advantage of its specialized curriculum, individualized attention, and counseling.

Baltimore City Public School System/100 Book Challenge

$75,800
Baltimore, MD

In support of an expansion of the 100 Book Challenge to 20 Baltimore City public elementary schools for the 2000-2001 school year. The program is designed to help teachers, families, and administrators create environments in which children learn to read independently.

Baltimore City Public School System/Administrative Search

$135,948
Baltimore, MD

For consulting expenses related to the search for a Chief Financial Officer and a Chief Technology Officer, and for the development of a financial reporting process.

Baltimore City Public School System/Baltimore City College

$85,965
Baltimore, MD

Two grants in support of the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate Programmes and Advanced Placement Examination Program for the 2000-2001 school year. As part of a five-year plan, the project will serve as a pilot to increase the number of students participating in nationally recognized coursework; implement community service projects; provide incentives for teachers, students, and schools based on completion of courses; and provide teacher training from the College Board.

Baltimore City Public School System/Baltimore City College

$18,000
Baltimore, MD

To support participation of Baltimore City College students in the Speech and Debate Summer Workshops at Bates College in Maine.

Baltimore City Public School System/Baltimore City College

$17,000
Baltimore, MD

For expenses related to the 2000-2001 Speech and Debate Program.

Baltimore City Public School System/Edgecombe Circle Elementary School

$64,676
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Bridges to Learning Program for the 2000-2001 school year. The program consists of individualized assessment of students' cognitive and perceptual learning abilities, and individualized plans for remediation, based on the Structure of Intellect model of intelligence.

Baltimore City Public School System/Evaluation

$25,000
Baltimore, MD

For an evaluative study of effectiveness and efficiency of the operations of the Research, Evaluation, and Accountability Division of the Baltimore City Public School System.

Baltimore City Public School System/Midtown Academy

$81,559
Baltimore, MD

For renovation of third floor and start-up costs for the addition of a middle school. As one of Baltimore City Public School System's New Schools Initiative, Midtown Academy is managed by a team of parents, teachers, and an administrator. Based on expectations of strong parental involvement, small classes, high attendance rates, and solid academic achievement, the Academy continues to expand.

Baltimore City Public School System/National Academic League

$129,800
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2000-2001 National Academic League in Baltimore City middle schools. The league provides extracurricular interscholastic programming in a competition and media atmosphere associated with athletics. The program encourages higher academic achievement.

Baltimore City Public School System/Upton School

$107,800
Baltimore, MD

For the implementation of technology-based instruction through the Tech-Plus tele-teaching program for 20 homebound seventh-grade students expelled for discipline problems. The coursework will be completed through daily tele-teaching sessions and e-mail exchange with teachers and other students.

Baltimore Curriculum Project, Inc.

$807,955
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Baltimore Curriculum Project for the 2000-2001 school year in 13 elementary schools. The curriculum provides daily lesson plans combining two nationally known curricula, Direct Instruction and Core Knowledge.

Baltimore Efficiency & Economy Foundation, Inc.

$100,000
Baltimore, MD

For a study to review and evaluate the information technology system in Baltimore City public schools.

Calvert School/Dr. Carter G. Woodson Elementary School

$140,000
Baltimore, MD

For two transitional teachers and an administrative assistant for the seventh year of the implementation of the Calvert School curriculum at Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

CollegeBound Foundation, Inc.

$139,700
Baltimore, MD

For a Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) pilot project at four Baltimore City high schools. The program involves the hiring of CollegeBound counselors to integrate SAT preparation and test taking, college visitation, and college advising as part of their 'College Club' after-school programs.

Commonweal Foundation, Inc.

$31,704
Silver Spring, MD

For support of the 2000-2001 Pathways to Success boarding school scholarships for 12 at-risk, financially needy Baltimore City students.

Communities In Schools of Baltimore, Inc.

$104,400
Linthicum Heights, MD

For the establishment of an alternative middle-school academy at Harlem Park Middle School. In partnership with the Baltimore Orioles, the academy will provide daily remedial educational services, small classes, individual and group counseling, and monthly family therapy support groups.

Fund for Educational Excellence

$108,500
Baltimore, MD

For support of the Information Technology Academy at Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools

$139,617
Baltimore, MD

Two-year funding for evaluations of Abell-funded education initiatives.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Organization of Schools

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for an evaluation of the NOVEL Program, a computerized school-based educational program designed for students in danger of dropping out of Lake Clifton-Eastern High School.

Lake Clifton-Eastern High School

$140,000
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of NOVEL, an educational program for academically at-risk students for the 2000-2001 school year. The computerized school-based educational program is designed as a prevention project for students in danger of dropping out of school.

Maryland State Department of Education

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

Additional funding for an evaluation of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), administered annually to all Maryland public school students in the third, fifth, and eighth grades.

New Song Community Learning Center

$39,450
Baltimore, MD

For the purchase of books and replacement materials for the Calvert School curriculum for the 2000-2001 school year.

Parks & People Foundation

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

For support of SuperKids Camp 2000, a six-week summer reading program for inner-city Baltimore City public school students entering third grade who are performing below grade level.

Piney Woods Country Life School

$96,865
Piney Woods, MS

To provide scholarships and related expenses of a boarding school education for at-risk Baltimore City adolescent males for the 2000-2001 school year.

Piney Woods Country Life School

$25,000
Piney Woods, MS

For the salary of a retention counselor for Baltimore City scholarship students for the 2000-2001 school year.

Reservoir Hill Improvement Council

$55,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for an after-school enrichment program for 350 kindergarten through fifth-grade students at John Eager Howard Elementary School. The program provides extra academic instruction and exposure to cultural enrichment activities, including computers, puppet making, chess, playwriting, basketball, cooking, arts and crafts, and field trips.

St. Lawrence Research and Development Corporation

$17,000
Baltimore, MD

To conduct a pilot test which will assess the efficacy of a specially designed auditory instrument and a specific training technique. The instrument and the training have been created by Oster Sound Technologies for enhancing reading skills.

Teach For America-Baltimore

$75,000
Baltimore, MD

For expenses related to the cost of recruiting, selecting, training, and building an ongoing support network for Teach For America corps members and alumni currently teaching in 31 Baltimore City public schools.

The Baraka School, Inc.

$329,643
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for the consolidation of the Baraka School staff, and towards operating expenses for the 2000-2001 school year. The boarding school, located in Kenya, provides a residential academic program for 18 at-risk, underachieving Baltimore City middle-school boys.

The Ingenuity Project

$731,243
Baltimore, MD

For support of the 2000-2001 Ingenuity Project, an intensive math and science curriculum for Baltimore City public middle school and high school students with emphasis on scientific research opportunities.

University of Maryland School of Nursing

$77,200
Baltimore, MD

For the development of "Pathway to Professional Nursing," a high-school nursing academy for students in Baltimore City public high schools. The purpose of the academy is to inspire and assist high school students in the pursuit of a professional nursing career through a sequence of college preparatory coursework and electives. Candidates can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Health & Human Services

Advocates for Children and Youth

$65,000
Baltimore, MD

To review and analyze the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Human Resources and Baltimore City Department of Social Services in areas of child welfare service delivery. The object of the study is to determine if families and children are getting the services they need, why the length of stay in foster homes has increased, and why the number of caseworkers has decreased.

Alternative Directions, Inc.

$30,000
Baltimore, MD

For salary, benefits, and related expenses of a staff person to assist 100 incarcerated fathers per month in filing for modifications of child support payments while serving time in Baltimore City jails and state prisons.

Baltimore City Foundation

$50,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of consultancies to undertake research to identify and develop core resources which will be critical to the Baltimore City administration's workforce development initiative. The plan provides for linking workforce development and economic development efforts, evaluating how workforce funding has been accessed and used by federal, state and city agencies to benefit Baltimore citizens, and evaluating the effectiveness of the public and private workforce development provider network.

Baltimore City Health Department

$258,400
Baltimore, MD

For support of the continuation and evaluation of a comprehensive school-based pregnancy prevention program based on a case management model. Participants in the program are scheduled to meet regularly with case managers who determine appropriate activities, case by case, to meet the students' individual needs.

Baltimore City Health Department

$219,310
Baltimore, MD

For support of ChildSightᆴ, a vision screening program for Baltimore City public middle school students for the 2000-2001 school year. The program, expanded to 41 schools, provides on-site refractive error eye examinations and eyeglasses to children who otherwise could not afford them.

Baltimore City Healthy Start, Inc.

$1,000,000
Baltimore, MD

Second-year funding of Recovery In Community, a substance abuse prevention and recovery initiative. The purpose of the citywide initiative is to expand the number of treatment slots and increase the resources and supports available to recovering addicts and their families. By assessing the effectiveness of a comprehensive continuum of community-based supports, the program aims to reduce relapses and drug-related crime.

Baltimore City Public School System/Harford Heights Primary School

$46,250
Baltimore, MD

For continued support of the Vision Therapy Program for the 2000-2001 school year. The program provides complete vision assessments for fourth graders, offers an intensive course of vision therapy for up to 50 students, and evaluates the impact of the intervention on the students; visual and academic performance.

Baltimore City Public School System/Harlem Park Community School

$18,800
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for support of the "Do You Know Where Your Children Are?" program for the 2000-2001 school year. This grassroots pilot project offers incentives to participating parents and other adults who know where their middle school-age children are during the afternoon and evening hours of the school week.

Baltimore Urban League

$10,000
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for general operating support for comprehensive human services for those in need throughout Baltimore.

Best Friends

$200,000
Baltimore, MD

For expenses related to activities of Best Friends, a pregnancy prevention program for at-risk adolescent females in four Baltimore City middle schools. The program consists of monthly group classes, weekly fitness classes, and individual mentoring sessions.

Bethel Outreach Center, Inc.

$20,000
Baltimore, MD

For a planning grant to determine the fiscal feasibility of the acquisition and renovation of eight to ten houses identified as appropriate settings for transitional housing for men returning to the community after incarceration.

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.

$213,884
Baltimore, MD

Two grants for general support of a biotechnology laboratory training program for disadvantaged Baltimore City high school graduates. The program prepares the graduates for positions as bioscience technicians. It also designs specialized training programs for existing low-income laboratory workers in client-specific techniques and procedures, affording the workers the opportunity for advancement.

Bright Hope House, Inc.

$150,000
Baltimore, MD

Toward renovation costs for an expansion of treatment services of Bright Hope House, Inc., a residential substance abuse and outpatient clinic. The expansion will enable the program to house up to 33 addicted men for up to six months while they strive to become drug-free.

Center for Poverty Solutions

$60,000
Baltimore, MD

In support of direct feeding programs in regional soup kitchens, food pantries, and other emergency food centers.

Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity

$115,000
Baltimore, MD

For the cost of renovation and reconstruction of seven houses in the Waverly and Pen Lucy communities. The object of the effort is to eliminate the negative influence of vacant housing and to increase the stability of the community.

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