Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
In Baltimore And In Maryland.

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Center for Poverty Solutions

For expansion of the Baltimore City Public School Pantry Program. The goal is to supplement families' food budgets while at the same time encouraging parents to take an active role in their children's education. In exchange for volunteering in the schools, parents are eligible to attend classes on nutrition, budgeting, and economic meal planning, and to receive free food once a month.

The Center for Fathers, Families and Workforce Development

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

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.

For continued support of a biotechnology laboratory training program for disadvantaged Baltimore City high school graduates. The program prepares the graduates for positions as bioscience technicians in various biotechnical companies/laboratories. The Institute also designs specialized training programs for existing entry-level laboratory workers in client-specific skills and procedures, affording the workers the opportunity for advancement.

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