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Baltimore Police Department

Funding from the Abell Foundation will support the Baltimore Police Deparment's efforts to send six BPD leaders to the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP).  SMIP is a program of the Police Executive Leadership Forum (PERF) that provides police executives with intensive training in the latest management concepts and practices used in business and government.  It is designed for mid-upper level police executives who will ultimately serve in leading roles in their police agencies.

Baltimore Medical System, Inc.

Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides primary and specialty health care to low income residents of Baltimore City and the surrounding area. BMS operates six community-based clinics and eight school-based clinics, serving nearly 50,000 patients annually.  This grant supports BMS's family planning program by providing funds to purchase long-acting reversible contraceptives for uninsured patients.  

Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC)

For over 10 years, BERC has analyzed data from the National Student Clearinghouse and Naviance to provide Baltimroe City Public School principals and staff with the latest district- and school-level figures on college access behaviors, college enrollment and degree completion amoung City hgh school graduates. In an effort to both produce an annual report and reduce high costs, BERC will automate the development of the Baltimroe City College Fact Book.

Baltimore Community Rowing

Reach High Baltimore, a project of Baltimore Community Rowing, was founded in 2011 to provide after-school and summer rowing programming to Baltimore middle and high school students. The program serves about 150 youth a year through spring, summer, fall, and winter sessions. Reach High students have become skilled rowers, training for and participating in competitive races throughout the region, and a few rowers have competed in national and international races. This grant supported the partial salary of Reach High’s Director of Youth Rowing. 

Baltimore City Foundation, Mayor's Office of Employment Development

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) operates the sixth largest summer employment program among larger cities, last year employing 7,808 young people between the ages of 14 and 21 for five weeks.  In 2019, MOED expects to employ 8,000 youth, providing employment opportunities at 680 worksites.  Funding from Abell will support 47 YouthWorks positions at nonprofit organization worksites.   

American Communities Trust, Inc.

American Communities Trust partners with organizations to create community investment strategies that maximize community benefit and encourage long-¬term partnerships and accountability. The Last Mile Park pilot project will increase public safety through improved lighting and activation of a new public space. This grant provides support for implementation and engineering documents.

Advocates for Children and Youth

Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) is an independent organization dedicated to promoting the interests of children and families in Maryland through research, policy development, community outreach, media relations, and government relations.  ACY is one of the leading champions of policies in Maryland that advance the interests of children across a broad range of issues, including education, child welfare, juvenile justice and health care.  This grant supports ACY's child welfare program, which focuses on the needs of foster and homeless youth in Maryland.   

Adult High School Diploma Achievement in Baltimore

March 2019

The lack of a high school diploma both reflects and exacerbates some of the most severe inequities in our society. According to the U.S. Census American Community Survey, those with a high school diploma or its equivalent in Baltimore earn about $7,000 more a year than those without one (an estimated $28,396 versus $21,359). The lack of a high school credential restricts opportunities for further education and training—limiting access to the sort of postsecondary career training required for competitiveness in pursuing the region’s middle-skill jobs.

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

To support the deployment of security officers at intersections in the Downtown business district to decrease negative interactions between motorists and squeegee kids and adults. The officers interact with the window washers who work at these intersections to determine if they can be connected to traditional work opportunities or services as needed. 


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