For support of the theater’s educational programming which includes the Student Matinee Program; a program for District teachers which includes admission to plays, workshops, and in-school visits from the theater’s education director; the New Discoverers Programs for public high school juniors; and the Young Playwrights Program.
Grants Made in 1995
Performing Arts and Arts Education $35,000
Final annual payment (total: $100,000) to match a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to this public television station.
For educational outreach programming to District public schools.
Employment and Training Programs $108,300
For support of six low-income/homeless adult District residents in GED preparation, literacy and computer training.
For support of the street outreach program to locate homeless individuals living in the upper northwest area of the District. This program is a crucial component to help homeless men and women move into employment training and job search assistance programs.
For support of the Assistance Chef Training Program at 3rd & Eats Restaurant which offers low-income and homeless individuals an opportunity to gain food service skills, prepare for full-time employment and ultimately become self sufficient.
For support of a computer training, GED preparation, employment training, job readiness preparation, job bank and referral services program which serves mainly low-income single-parent, female heads of households.
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 program for unemployed individuals in basic food preparation skills, with the goal of employment in the food service industry.
For support of the Summer Youth Build Program which is a seven-week construction education program for four District high school students. The students assisted in construction of a townhouse in the Skyland area of Ward 8.
For support of a food services training program for homeless women.
For support of the administration costs of the Ward 8 Micro-Loan Program and Entrepreneurs College which encourages small business development.
For support of the Computer Literacy Training Project for Ethiopian and other refugees.
For support of the Project Right Start Family Self-Sufficiency Program for residents of the Montana Terrace public housing units. This program is a series of seminars on employability skills and assistance in locating employment.
For support of scholarships to District residents for homemaker health aide training.
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 recycling and economic development efforts in the District. ILSR provides technical assistance to and works with community groups to assist in the start-up of new enterprises; reduce solid waste management and recycling costs; and establish an environment/recycling internship/scholarship program for D.C. youth.
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 employment and training programs through skills training and language development classes for its clients which are 70% Latino, 15% African-American, and 15% Vietnamese, Haitian and African.
For support of the pre-employment and job training program for teenagers participating in the activities of Martha’s Table.
For support of the Carpentry, Rehab and Entrepreneurship Program with a focus on training in electrical wiring installation for students at Bell Multicultural High School, a District public school.
For scholarship support of low income District residents attending the Harrison Center for Career Education in the Licensed Practical Nursing the Home Health Aide Programs.
For a resource fund to assist the employment program participants in finding full-time employment.
For support of a summer internship for a student from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts to learn about lighting design, maintenance and operation.
For support of the Dislocated Worker Project/Cycle 15 which serves individuals who have been laid off from both the public and private sectors by assisting them in improving their office skills and re-entering the workforce.
For support of a program which is offered to ex-offenders for enhancement of self image; development of job search skills and techniques; and job placement and retention.
Institutional Support $2,000
For support of the special project entitled “The Nonprofit Sector: The Heart of Greater Washington”, a study of the impact on nonprofit organizations of the District’s financial crisis.
Economic and Poverty Research $75,000
For support of the Greater Washington Consumer Survey, an ongoing monthly economic and demographic survey of metropolitan area residents.
For support of the Committee on Strategies to Reduce Chronic Poverty to participate in the D.C. Agenda Project, Preparing the Nation’s Capital for the 21st Century, an initiative of the Federal City Council. Areas targeted for action include 1) improving the efficiency of the District government; 2) developing a plan to improve the city’s tax base; and 3) improving the city’s overall quality of life.
Third 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 $20,000
For a summer intern in the D.C. office to assist in conducting neighborhood audits of the SAFE START-DC Campaign.
For general support of this school for troubled and delinquent adolescents. Many students are former offenders. Students who enter this school are typically 16 years old and read at a 4th-grade level. The school’s goal is for each student to reenter public school or pass the GED exam.
General support for this program which serves high-risk pregnant women, particularly substance abusers, in Wards 5 and 6 of the District.
For short-term support to provide financial stability to this women’s college.
For training in performing classical music to inner-city minority youth in the District.