Third of four annual payments (total: $100,000) to match a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to this public television station.
Grants Made in 1994
Performing Arts and Arts Education $30,000
For educational outreach programming to District public schools.
Employment and Training Programs $110,300
For support of eight low-income/homeless adult District residents in GED preparation, literacy and computer training.
For staff support of the Training and Employment Coalition (TEC) which provides a community forum for the discussion of common issues relating to employment and training in Anacostia.
For the 1994 Earned Income Credit Campaign which provides information to employed low-income District residents on how to claim this federal tax credit.
For support of employment training and placement in telephone installation, maintenance and repair, for 100 drop-outs, public assistance recipients, single parents, at-risk youth and homeless persons of the District.
For formation and support of the People’s Center which will provide job skills training and microenterprise development with the goal of improving the overall economic situation of Latin American immigrants to the District.
For support of math and English tutoring for students enrolled in the Pre-Engineering Program at Dunbar High School, a District public high school.
For support of a ten-week food services training program for three homeless women.
For support of the technical department’s career awareness and training program at the Ellington School of the Arts.
For support of the substance abuse counseling program. This program is a crucial component of Friendship Place’s ability to help homeless men and women move into employment training and job search assistance programs.
For support of the Project Uplift clerical training program for low-income District residents.
For support of the Family Advocate at the Kidspace Child and Family Development Center for families in shelters, living in extreme poverty, or suffering from violent abuse. The Family Advocate assists the parents of the children attending the Center in identifying appropriate resources – job training programs, professional case management, permanent housing and identification of permanent schools for the children.
For support of efforts in the Kennilworth/Parkside community to develop in-school programs and a job training program for blue- and white-collar careers in the recycling field; to develop Econ, Inc., a worker cooperative for ex-offenders; and to work with Marshall Heights Community Development Corporation to develop the Burroughs Industrial Park for recycling and manufacturing businesses.
For support of the Job Friends Network which provides continued support of working participants to help them move into second-level, out-of-poverty employment positions.
For support of the Skill Builders construction training program for eight unemployed and underemployed District residents.
For support of the pre-employment and job training program for teenagers participating in the activities of Martha’s Table.
For support of the career development center at Bell Multicultural High School, a District public high school.
For the support of the employment assistance program at 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 support of the Resource Center which provides information and training to staff of organizations caring for orphans and foster children. Information is also provided directly to older orphans and foster children about to be emancipated on careers and schooling.
Support for planning and implementation of an organizational self-assessment of effectiveness of employment services offered to unemployed District residents.
For support of the Moms ‘n Tots program which tutors teenage mothers in GED preparation and assists with employment and college placement.
For general support of a job readiness and placement program for ex-offenders.
Institutional Support $3,000
To support the development of a workshop on program evaluation and accountability for local non-profit organizations.
For general operating support of this consortium of philanthropic representatives in the Washington area.
Economic and Poverty Research $55,000
For support of the Greater Washington Consumer Survey, an ongoing monthly economic and demographic survey of metropolitan area residents.
Second of five annual payments (total: $250,000) to support the 25th Anniversary Campaign for this organization which has studied the problems of poverty and evaluated public policies to alleviate poverty since 1968.
Youth Development and Youth Services $20,700
For support of the “Kid-Free and Proud To Be” program for young women at the Teen Health Center on Capital Hill.
For after-school and summer tutoring for 100 at-risk kindergarten through junior high students in Mount Pleasant.
For the purchase of a new phone system for this program which serves high-risk pregnant women, particularly substance abusers, in Wards 5 and 6 of the District.
For general support of this organization whose mission is prevention of juvenile delinquency through organized educational and recreational activities.
For short-term support to provide financial stability to this women’s college.
For support of teaching chess to inner city children as a means of fostering academic and social skills and improving self-esteem.
For training in performing classical music to inner-city minority youth in the District.