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.
Matching grant to provide additional emergency winter shelter for homeless women and children in Baltimore City.
For renovation costs of a long-term family-style residential home in Montgomery County for 12 homeless boys in Baltimore City's foster care system.
For a comprehensive lead poisoning prevention program in the Park Heights area. The initiative allows for an increase in the number of children that can be tested, and a strengthening of abatement and legal enforcement efforts.
For the purchase of a database program with capacity of tracking client demographics, outreach services received, referrals, contact with employers and program-related performance outcomes. The intent of the program is to reach non-custodial parents entering the prison system and provide them with child support services.
A five-year grant toward establishment of the Walter and Janet Sondheim Public Affairs Scholarship Program.
For the continuation of an initiative to recruit, train and provide ongoing support for 85 new Teach For America corps members. These recent college graduates, who make a two-year commitment to teach in Baltimore City public schools, are also offered an opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching at Johns Hopkins University.