For support of the spring Baltimore Middle School Girls Soccer League for the 2000-2001 school year. This after-school, academically based soccer program in 24 middle schools provides students with the opportunity to participate in interscholastic team sports, learning skill building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Three-year funding for continuation of the Baltimore Baseball League. The program has been designed to increase interest in baseball among urban youth, encourage students to excel academically, provide meaningful after-school activities, and promote physical fitness.
For ongoing support of the Boys Middle School Soccer League for the 2000 season. Students from the 27 middle schools participating in the league must maintain a 90 percent attendance rate and a C average.
General support to enhance the quality and accountability of the East Baltimore center offering comprehensive services to inner-city fathers in need of job readiness training, parenting and life skills training, GED classes, and individual counseling.
To provide staffing and operating costs for expansion of the Baltimore Area Gleaning Network's outreach efforts, utilizing volunteers to gather leftover produce from regional farms for Baltimore's working poor families and those at risk of hunger.
For implementation of strategic programming to enhance the distribution of donated, salvaged, but unsalable food products for the hungry throughout Maryland.
Two grants for continued support of the After-Care Program, a family planning program for women released from the Baltimore City Detention Center.
For repairs, renovations, and related expenses of relocating to the former Haussner's Restaurant in Highlandtown. Maryland Community Kitchen is a provider of nutritionally appropriate meals and nutrition counseling to people with special dietary needs, or at risk of going hungry. The new facility will also serve as a job training center in culinary arts skills for unemployed or underemployed persons.
For support of the Job Placement Transportation Service Program, to provide interim transportation for people seeking interviews and participating in job training. The transportation service is available to those working at job sites through one pay period, and before they have had the opportunity to access other modes of transportation, such as Bridges to Work.
For continued support of a grassroots coalition to educate Maryland citizens and policy makers about the need for universal health coverage in the state.