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.
For support of the Fusion Learning Program in conjunction with the development of the Manufacturing Institute. This program provides training to Baltimore City public high school seniors and recent graduates to prepare them for careers in technology and manufacturing, in modules that include skill enhancements, customized training, wrap-around support, job placement, and retention services.
Challenge grant for relocation costs and expansion of welfare-to-work training programs. The center provides a 16-week training program, job placement, and job retention coaching for former welfare mothers required to move off the welfare rolls.
For the development of a policy paper on child support enforcement reform.