For a research paper to be presented at the Maryland Low-Wage Worker Conference. The focus of the paper is the review of the strengths and weaknesses of Maryland's tax and wage policies affecting low-income workers.
Challenge grant for the acquisition, planning, and construction of new headquarters for expansion of mobile drug abuse treatment programs in underserved communities in Baltimore.
For the acquisition and renovation of three houses in West Baltimore to house recovering addicts participating in a 60-day detoxification program.
For an architectural study for significant upgrades for a school building that has been converted into an emergency shelter to provide meals, education, and counseling for homeless persons in the Greenmount community.
For research of criminal records legislation and assessment of the efficacy of state laws in New York, Pennsylvania, and California that require employers to treat ex-offenders fairly.
For support of Bridges to Work, a job access and reverse commute transportation program bringing inner-city dwellers to jobs in the suburbs. The model program, designed for residents in East Baltimore, offers clients comprehensive services including assessments, work readiness, job development, placement services, and reliable van transportation to and from job sites 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For a revolving loan fund for the University of Maryland Baltimore County's computer training course attended by the Rose Street Community Center's drug treatment and job training participants.
Four grants in support of drug treatment and job training programs at the Rose Street Community Center. The center supports job training, educational opportunities, and drug treatment programs for community residents interested in rehabilitation. The center also provides weekly stipends to program participants to assist them with living expenses while enrolled in the self-help programs.
To provide emergency shelter for homeless clients unable to be served by Baltimore City.
Planning grant for the creation of the Learn and Earn computer recycling and literacy program, designed for use by low-income residents of Baltimore City. The funds allow for the refurbishing of computers, and the use> of computers to network computer literacy training. Goodwill is adapting the Learn and Earn model as a continuing program for workforce development.