For second-year funding of STRIVE/Baltimore, a job readiness and placement service for men and women. The three-week program prepares participants for the workforce through a highly structured workshop which focuses on the development of attitude modification and job readiness skills for entry-level employment. Core services also include targeted job placement with long-term follow-up, one-on-one and group counseling, advocacy, and case management.
A planning grant to determine the feasibility of providing staffing services to firms in the construction industries for BUILD's Solidarity Sponsoring Committee Employment Agency (SSC). The purpose of SSC is to help low-wage workers gain access to better jobs and higher wages, and to have the opportunity to ensure wage equity.
Toward renovation costs for an expansion of treatment services of Bright Hope House, Inc., a residential substance abuse and outpatient clinic. The expansion will enable the program to house up to 33 addicted men for up to six months while they strive to become drug-free.
Two grants for general support of a biotechnology laboratory training program for disadvantaged Baltimore City high school graduates. The program prepares the graduates for positions as bioscience technicians. It also designs specialized training programs for existing low-income laboratory workers in client-specific techniques and procedures, affording the workers the opportunity for advancement.
For a planning grant to determine the fiscal feasibility of the acquisition and renovation of eight to ten houses identified as appropriate settings for transitional housing for men returning to the community after incarceration.
Two grants for general operating support for comprehensive human services for those in need throughout Baltimore.
Two grants for support of the "Do You Know Where Your Children Are?" program for the 2000-2001 school year. This grassroots pilot project offers incentives to participating parents and other adults who know where their middle school-age children are during the afternoon and evening hours of the school week.
For continued support of the Vision Therapy Program for the 2000-2001 school year. The program provides complete vision assessments for fourth graders, offers an intensive course of vision therapy for up to 50 students, and evaluates the impact of the intervention on the students; visual and academic performance.
For staffing to monitor and enhance the Universal Classroom Breakfast Program currently being implemented in 51 elementary and middle schools. The program is part of a longitudinal study to determine the long-term effects of students' participation in breakfast in the classroom (as opposed to the cafeteria) on attendance, tardiness, disciplinary action, and academic achievement.
For expenses related to activities of Best Friends, a pregnancy prevention program for at-risk adolescent females in four Baltimore City middle schools. The program consists of monthly group classes, weekly fitness classes, and individual mentoring sessions.