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.
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.
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.
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.
For the purchase of a Web-based database management system to provide leadership and volunteer opportunities in support of the nonprofit community.
For second-year support of the Bon Secours Youth Employment and Career Development Project. The program helps high-school students to obtain after-school employment and plan future careers. It provides formal training sessions in financial literacy, leadership, and post-high school education planning.
In support of the DNA Cold Case Project that uses DNA technology to identify Baltimore's most violent offenders and to help clear innocent individuals.
For the purchase of a 15-passenger van to transport children with HIV/AIDS (ages two to four) and their parents served by the Day and Respite Program. The comprehensive and holistic program includes full-day child care, parental support groups, outreach and referral services, and prevention and educational programs.
Three grants for the purchase and renovation of properties for use as transitional housing, administrative space, and a laundromat for Recovery In Community clients participating in a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program. The funds also support staff training and equipment.
For support of the Fourth Annual Conference on Urgent Needs of Newly Released Inmates as 8,000 ex-offenders reenter the community each year in Baltimore City.