Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
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Franciscan Center

Toward the cost of computer upgrades for the Health Support Initiative, an emergency outreach program for the poor in Baltimore City. This enhancement will enable the Center to be electronically linked to other service providers when meeting clients' needs.

Community Resources

For the development of the Metro Green Urban Tree Nursery and Training Center. Established on a reclaimed brownfield to provide a source of street trees, the Center will also offer horticultural and tree care training and landscaping skills to unemployed Baltimore City residents.

The Community Mediation Center

In support of the acquisition of the Safe & Smart Center building housing the Community Mediation Program. The goal of the program is to reduce interpersonal and community violence by using nonviolent conflict resolutions strategies and making the mediation process more accessible to local residents.

Center for Poverty Solutions

Toward the development of the Maryland Justice Coalition, an initiative to address adult justice issues in Baltimore City. The coalition will focus on three strategic areas: over-representation and over-incarceration of poor people and people of color, institutional reforms, and reentry and integration back into the community.

The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development

Fourth-year funding of the STRIVE Baltimore Program, a comprehensive job training and placement service for unemployed and underemployed men and women. The intense three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly-structured workshop that focuses on attitude modification and the development of job readiness skills. Core services also include job placement with long-term follow-up, one-to-one and group counseling, and case management.

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