Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
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Koinonia Baptist Church

Toward the purchase of a 15-passenger van to transport youth to and from the Neighborhood Evening Reporting program. An alternative to detaining youth in juvenile detention facilities, the program is designed to reduce recidivism by offering home-monitored youth computer skills training, conflict resolution and anger management training, tutoring, GED preparation and job readiness training.

Job Opportunities Task Force

In support of programs to provide economic opportunities for low-skill job seekers. The Task Force has three priorities: to promote income supports that will enable workers and their families to enjoy a living wage; to increase the number of low-skilled workers trained in information technology jobs; and to reduce barriers hampering employment for ex-offenders.

Job Opportunities Task Force

For support of a research analyst to conduct a comparative study of Baltimore's workforce development system with other cities sharing similar demographic characteristics. Components of the study include a review of the cities' welfare-to-work system; one-stop centers for adults who are not on welfare; youth programs; local community colleges' curricula; public schools' vocational and drop-out prevention programs; literacy programs; and public housing workforce initiatives.

I Can, Inc.

In support of the transitional housing program providing shelter and extensive case management services for 58 homeless men for up to 12 months of residency. The goal of the program is to provide a period of stability for the men during which they can pursue educational credentials, job skills training, financial planning and budgeting and to prepare for a move into permanent housing.

Helen Keller Worldwide

For continued training and technical assistance in support of Baltimore City Health Department's implementation of the ChildSight program in Baltimore City public middle schools. The initiative provides free vision screening and glasses for those children with severe refractive error who might not be able to afford the services otherwise.

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