For support of the theater is educational programming which includes the Student Matinee Program; a program for District teachers; the New Discoverers Program for public high school juniors; and the Young Playwrights Program.
Grants Made in 1996
Performing Arts and Arts Education $60,000
For support of the production of “Arcadia”.
For support of the arts education program which serves low-income D.C. residents.
Employment and Training Programs $163,000
For support of six low-income/homeless adult District residents in GED preparation, literacy and computer training.
For support of the Youthbuild Preparation program which provides academic assistance to young people (16 to 24 years old) so that they may qualify for participation in the academic, vocational and employment training at Youthbuild.
For support of training/intern program for community residents.
For general support of the telecommunications training school and placement program for the economically disadvantaged.
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 in helping homeless men and women move into employment training and job search in assistance programs.
For support of the Assistant Chef Training Program at 3rd & Eats Restaurant which offers low-income and homeless individuals an opportunity to gain food service skills and prepare for full-time employment.
For support of two computer repair trainees and provision of five personal computers to nonprofit organizations designated by Jovid.
For support of the development of an Aftercare Center for ex-offenders.
For support of the Employment and Training Center which includes computer training, GED preparation, employment training, job readiness preparation, a job bank and referral services program serving mainly low-income single-parent, female heads of households.
For support of the establishment of a pest control training program and business for six people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
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 a Business Development Coordinator for an Employment and Training Division which trains and places economically disadvantaged Washington, D.C. residents.
For support of the “Free Your Mind” adult literacy program which serves 300 parents of Headstart children.
For support of a food services training program for homeless women.
For support of the Ready, Willing and Able Washington Project, which provides outreach, case management, job training and placement for “ready, willing and able” homeless persons.
For support of the Community Marketplace, a full-service retail incubator to assist start-up businesses in Ward 8.
For support of an employment/internship for a member of the Green Door which prepares the mentally ill to work and live independently. Food and Friends provides home-delivered meals, groceries and nutritional counseling to the HIV community.
For support of additional training for three low-income teachers’ assistants who have children in care at the Center.
For support of scholarships to District residents for homemaker health aide training.
A matching grant to support hospitality industry employment training and placement for immigrants and refugees.
For support of the Jobs Friends Network which provides one year of continued resources for 600 working participants to help them move into second-level, out-of-poverty employment positions.
For support of the pre-employment and job training program for teenagers participating in the activities of Martha’s Table.
For support of the addition of training units on masonry and plumbing to the Carpentry, Renovation, and Entrepreneurship Program for students at Bell Multicultural High School, a DC public school.
For scholarship support of low-income District residents attending the HArrison Center for Career Education in the Licensed Practical Nursing and Home Health Aide Programs.
For support of a construction training program for Lorton inmates.
For support of Seeds to Deeds, a new landscaping business for training program graduates in this low-income neighborhood in northeast Washington, D.C.
For support of an “Ally” to serve at For Love Of Children (FLOC) which provides foster care placement. An Ally is from 18 to 20 years of age, serving full time for 10 months, as an apprentice in a community-based nonprofit organization.
For support of a transitional job training position for homeless and formerly homeless women.
For support of the Summer Enrichment program, a six-week summer program for low-income middle school students.
For a resource fund to assist the employment program for homeless men in recovery.
For support of a Student Counselor/Advocate for the Moms and Tots Program which provides GED training to low-income mothers in Anacostia.
General support for transition into a larger nonprofit organization of this employment and training program serving the low-income population.
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.
For general support of employment and training leading to career placement for low-income mothers in non-traditional training or jobs.
Institutional Support $2,000
For general support.
For general support.
Economic and Poverty Research $55,000
For support of organizational and program assessment.
Fourth of five annual payments (total: $250,000) to support the 25th Anniversary Campaign of this independent research organization.
Youth Development and Youth Services $27,000
For support of an educational literacy program for at-risk youth.
For general support of this school for troubled and delinquent adolescents. 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 obtain a GED.
For support of the Circle of Hope youth violence prevention project which is focusing on three low-income neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
For general support of the Orchestra which provides classical music training for low-income District of Columbia youth.