Toward staffing costs of a senior research analyst to manage and staff the Evaluation and Accountability Committee of the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board. As part of the project, the analyst will provide recommendations for improving Baltimore's Workforce Development System by creating an "evaluation landscape map" of research being conducted. The purpose of this effort is to determine the gaps in data collection and analyses.
Challenge grant toward the salary of the program director of the Transitional Jobs Consortium, a newly created transitional employment program for ex-offenders in Baltimore City. The purpose of the program is to provide services that will help stabilize ex-offenders as they reenter the community.
For the continuation of a comparative study of Baltimore's workforce development system and workforce development systems in other cities with similar demographics. Components of the study include a review of the cities' welfare-to-work systems; one-stop centers for adults who are not on welfare, youth programs, local community colleges' curricula, public schools' vocational and dropout prevention programs, literacy programs, and public housing workforce initiatives.
Toward consultancy fees for the Labor Pool Organizing Project designed to advocate for greater government regulation and protection of temporary employees from unlawful practices.
In support of an initiative designed to reduce employment discrimination against ex-offenders by providing direct legal services to ex-offenders. The initiative will also create a legislative agenda advocating changes to selected state employment policies that create barriers to job-seeking ex-offenders.
For renovations to a kitchen and bathrooms in a winter emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children in the Midtown area.
Toward the purchase and renovation costs of two houses in Northeast Baltimore to provide housing and residential rehabilitation services to chronically mentally ill substance abuse clients.
In support of the development of a clinical nursing assistant certificate program. This six-week training program will be offered to selected current employees as an opportunity to enhance their professional knowledge while preparing them for nursing school.
For the purchase of a box-type cargo van to transport donated, usable surplus food for the mobile food bank serving people living in poverty on the outskirts of Frederick.
Toward the cost of computer upgrades for the Health Support Initiative, an emergency outreach program for the poor in Baltimore City. This enhancement will enable the Center to be electronically linked to other service providers when meeting clients' needs.