General support of nationally touring, multi-cultural professional repertory theatre company.
Grants Made in 1992
Performing Arts and Arts Education $76,000
For the production costs of “Summer and Smoke” by Tennessee Williams for Spring 1993.
First of four annual payments (total $100,000) to match a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to this public television station.
To expose disadvantaged District youth and adults to dance and theatre programs.
For educational outreach programs to all District public schools.
Employment and Training Programs $108,100
For three micro-enterprise initiatives in public housing developments in Southeast: 2) Clean-It/Lien It project in the Congress Park housing development to perform vacant lot cleaning and maintenance, employing ten citizens to work part-time; 2) Auto Repair project developed with a citizen from Valley Green to refurbish abandoned vehicles obtained from the District and then sell them to generate ongoing revenue; and 3) Sewing and Quilting Class project in Barry Farms with twenty participants preparing for a spring exhibit of their work.
For the Food Service Training Program which offers, annually, 24 unskilled homeless individuals in the District the opportunity to obtain food service skills through work training at the 3rd and Eats Restaurant and prepare for full-time employment.
To purchase self-paced interactive computer equipment for the Youth Entrepreneur Academy project conducted at Woodson Junior High School in Northeast Washington to provide at-risk youth theoretical and practical education in entrepreneurship.
For evaluation of self-employment programs for economically disadvantaged people around the country and design of pilot program for community-based economic development through self-employment in the District.
For Secretariat services to the Commission on Vocational Education and Career Opportunities by the Committee on Strategies to Reduce Chronic Poverty to enhance the effectiveness of the school-to-work transition for D.C. Public School students. The Commission’s final recommendations led to the development of the Linking Learning with Earning Pilot Project (LLEAP). LLEAP’s mission is to implement new career preparation education approaches based on the Commission’s report at five District high school sites. The goal is to create more effective educational and job preparation experiences leading to employment in jobs with a future and, ultimately, to reduce chronic poverty in future generations of District residents.
Scholarship support for the Practical Nursing and Home Health Aide Programs to assist one or more District residents deemed to be at risk of long-term poverty in obtaining marketable skills.
For assistance to the residents of Paradise Manor in Southeast Washington to learn construction and construction industry-related skills through their participation in the renovation of the Paradise at Parkside Apartment Complex. The grant is to be used to develop administrative systems; develop a three-year business plan; and develop additional funding proposals.
For the Work Adjustment Program, which provides culinary skills training to female residents of the Madison Emergency Shelter in Northeast Washington
For the Direct Assistance Fund to provide homeless individuals in the District who are entering the workforce assistance with transportation, uniforms, personal hygiene and food.
For the job placement and training programs targeting low-income and hard-to-employ individuals.
For the purchase of one computer and printer to be used in the word processing training program attended by approximately 100 Latino and other minority youth and adults.
For the employment component of NEW’s transitional housing facility for 39 homeless women. The employment component provides access to computers, phones, job preparation, job counseling and leads on possible job opportunities.
For office skills training for low-income, underemployed or unemployed District residents ($9,400) and for completion of an outcome analysis as part of a final report for a 1991 Jovid grant ($500).
Institutional Support $4,500
To provide management support and training, fundraising, accounting, personnel management and public information to local non-profit organizations.
For organizational start-up costs for this consortium of philanthropic representatives in the Washington area.
Economic and Poverty Research $5,000
For the Economic Outlook program which tracks labor force, demographic and fiscal statistics of the greater Washington region.
Youth Development and Youth Services $25,000
For the Living Stage Theatre Company’s Teen Mothers project which serves young mothers ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old. The project assists the youth in learning to build on their personal strengths in order to be more effective parents.
For the Summer Haven project held at Bolling Air Force Base for 100 at-risk District youth.
For the Phone Friends program, an after school phone service for latchkey children.
For after-school and summer tutoring for 100 at-risk kindergarten through junior high students in Mount Pleasant.
General support of tutoring, clothing and food programs for homeless and low-income youth.
College scholarship support for a disadvantaged District resident displaying excellence of exceptional progress in writing and public speaking.