Support of Synetic’s 2007-2008 main stage productions.
Grants Made in 2007
Performing Arts and Arts Education $20,000
Support of the 2007-08 Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint. Grant made in honor of the late Gilbert Mead.
Support for the Concerts In School program which brings music, dance, and storytelling performances to DC public schools.
Employment and Training Programs $385,980
Support of the ACTDEAR program (ARRIBA Center Training the Disabled for Employment Adjustment and Reintegration) which provides work readiness and job retention support primarily to DC Hispanics who are physically or mentally disabled.
Capstone grant to support salary of executive director. Program provides DC adult learners with college readiness preparation and career counseling.
Support to re-establish the Youth and Young Adult Work Study Program for DC residents in Washington Heights.
Support for job physicals for uninsured DC adults seeking to obtain or retain employment.
1:1 challenge grant to support computer training to low-income, homeless, and underemployed DC adults and youth.
Support of the STRIDE (Search Together to Resume Dignified Employment) Program which provides job training and support to DC women transitioning from homelessness to independent living.
Support of staff development trainings to include women’s health, team building, and workshops on trauma and violence.
Support of the Community Education Program that provides DC adults with computer training to help them prepare for the workplace.
Support of the Services for Homeless Families Program which provides job readiness and job support to homeless DC adults transitioning from homelessness to independent living.
Support of the Adult Career Program which provides job placement and support services to adults residing in Ward 8.
Support of the Greater Washington Workforce Development Collaborative.
Support of the Parent Empowerment Initiative which provides job readiness and job placement support to DC parents who reside in the Brookland Manor public housing complex.
Support of the Culinary Job Training program that prepares homeless District adults for careers in the food services industry.
Support the Coalition’s efforts to improve wages, benefits, and the certification process for DC’s long-term care workforce.
$2,500 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 challenge grant to support the Legal Services Program which provides legal assistance and advice to low wage DC workers on employment matters.
Support of the Council’s efforts to improve the DC workforce development system.
Support of efforts that help DC workers improve working conditions and wages.
Support of the Real Opportunity Program that provides internships, job readiness, and job placement to homeless women and men in DC.
Support of the Homeless Services Unit that provides case management to homeless individuals in DC and links them to treatment, benefits, training, employment, and housing.
Support for literacy and re-entry programs provided to juveniles incarcerated in the DC Jail and federal prisons.
Support of education and training of DC adults as home care aides.
Support of employment assistance services provided to residents at the DC Federal City Shelter.
Support of job readiness, placement, and Move Up programs for low-income and unemployed DC residents.
Support of Empowerment for Success program that prepares DC adults for participation in home care aide certification classes.
Support for literacy programs provided to DC adults.
Support to send Literacy Volunteer staff to the Pro-Literacy Worldwide Annual Conference, November 7-10, 2007 in Alexandria, VA.
General operating support for programs and services that help unemployed and Underemployed DC women design and market high-quality jewelry.
Support for mentoring and advocacy services provided to young men returning to the DC community from juvenile detention at Oak Hill.
Support of trip to New Orleans for CEO to learn best practices on how to engage caregivers and families in a juvenile’s rehabilitation.
Support of the Rehabilitation and Employment Services Program which helps homeless women in DC obtain and retain employment.
General operating support for programs that provide homeless DC women with job placement and support services.
Support of the employment program which provides skills assessments, job readiness, case management, and job placement to DC women who are ex-offenders.
Support of the Job Training Center which provides vocational training, adult basic literacy, and job placement assistance to DC adults.
Support of the Welcome Home Prisoner Re-entry Program that matches mentors with DC ex-offenders to assist them with re-entry needs which include obtaining employment.
1:1 challenge grant to support employment and career counseling services provided to homeless DC women.
Support of a two-year membership to BoardSource and the purchase of a complete set of BoardSource publications.
Support of the Resource Fund which benefits homeless men in the job-readiness program at Mickey Leland Place in DC.
Support of GED preparation, job-readiness training, and job placement programs for Ward 8 adults.
Support of job-readiness, placement, and retention programs for difficult-to-employ DC residents.
Support for the Drop-In Center which provides employment assistance and general support to men and women upon release from the DC jail.
Support for membership in the Foundation Center’s Associates Program and membership in the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.
General operating support of educational and vocational training programs for DC adults with a primary focus on ex-offenders.
Capstone grant to help support executive director to attend the People to People’s conference in South Africa that discussed re-entry issues for ex-offenders.
Support for the Access to Employment Project which works to remove employment barriers faced by adult men residing in DC emergency shelters.
Support to expand adult literacy programs to DC adults in Wards 7 and 8.
Support of the Connections to Careers program that assists DC adults in Wards 7 and 8 to develop and implement career action plans.
Institutional Support $15,000
$3,500 general support of programs and services provided to area nonprofit organizations and $1,500 special grant to a scholarship fund to be used exclusively for Jovid grantees to take Foundation Center programs and workshops.
Support for capacity building services to 5 Jovid grantees.
Other Grants $12,500
Support of the Evening Care Program that provides child care services to homeless and working poor DC residents.
Support of policy research and outreach efforts on issues important to the Washington DC region and technical assistance to local community based organizations.