$ 24,000 BALTIMORE ACORN JUSTICE HOUSING PROJECT
An organizing project to improve the housing situation in Baltimore for low to moderate income people aims to sign up 600 new members on housing issues, to conduct two major housing campaigns and train 100 ACORN members in housing issues. ACORN will work to develop partnerships and coalitions with other community groups, development corporations and unions. Key ingredient: Reform of predatory mortgage practices leading to long term institutional relationships between low income people and the lending industry leading to investment.
CONTACT: Mitchell Klein. 2518 N. Charles St. Baltimore 21218 Phone: 410-467-7300
$ 29,000 CLEARING HOUSE FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Aims to change the dynamic between health institutions and residents of the East Baltimore community by organizing the residents to deal with issues of individual, family and community health. They will continue to forge relationships with Johns Hopkins researchers and Baltimore City to redistribute resources and decision making powers from large institutions to community controlled and directed projects.
CONTACT: Dottie Burt-Markowitz 1100 N. Rutland Ave. Baltimore Phone:410-327- 0134
$ 25,000 OPERATION REACHOUT SOUTHWEST
Will benefit from this second year CCHD national grant by continuing its efforts to bring together parents, teachers, public school administrators to develop and implement school improvement strategies in Franklin Square Elementary, Harlem Park Middle and Southwestern High School. OROSW is a coalition of community based organizations, institutions and businesses united to address the most pressing problems in this community. CCHD proudly supports and encourages this special organizational effort to change the patterns of poverty.
CONTACT: Joyce Smith 11 S. Carrollton Ave. Baltimore 21223 Phone: 410-837-2036
$ 5,000 IMMIGRATION ACTION COMMITTEE
(Immigration Action Service Commit- tee), formed in June 1999 by leaders from St. Matthew RC Church,' Faith Presbyterian Church and the Peoples' Liberian congregation all of Baltimore. Aim is to develop an association to organize working, poor immigrants, address and create the institutional changes needed for immigrant families to have full and productive lives.
CONTACT: Rev. Joseph Muth 5401 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore 21239 Phone 410-433-2300
$ 5,000 WORKSMART : LEARNING BANK OF COIL,Inc
Serving 600 adult students yearly since its founding 18 years ago by Sr. Judith Schmelz R.S.M. The Learning Bank also serves to place its students in jobs and provides for their initial work expenses. This local grant supports all those folks getting a "second chance".
CONTACT: Dolores Bramer, 1200 W. Baltimore St. 21223 Phone: 410-659-5452
$ 10,000 INTERFAITH COALITION FOR COMPASSION: Hands UP-From Welfare to Work
The Columbia (MD.) Cooperative Ministry sponsors this project to provide women in poverty with leadership training to become mentors for other women coming off welfare and entering the work force, CCHD grant will provide for a project coordinator, at least part-time.
CONTACT: Barbara Hope, PhD. 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD Phone: 410-997- 2781
$ 10,000 COMMUNITY LAW CENTER
A non-profit public interest law firm, serving the city's community based organizations, provides legal services, technical assistance to groups working for a better life. This grant will assist the Center's work in promoting legislation for community compensation for civil wrongs act.
CONTACT: Anne Blumenberg, Esq." 2500 Maryland Ave. Baltimore 21218 Phone 410-366-0922
$ 15,000 STUDENTS SHARING COALITION
Founded in 1993, engages more than 550 students from middle and high schools in direct service learning projects, leadership development and advocacy training on a yearly basis. This grant will enable the Coalition to begin formation of an Advocacy Section Team to benefit the poor and marginalized people of our communities.
CONTACT: Linda F. Kohler, 2418 St. Paul St. Baltimore 21218 Phone: 410-662-8999
$2,500 PROJECT MILLENIUM
This local CCHD Youth Empowerment grant will provide opportunities for adult directed young people to develop musical talent for playing and listening to instruments, interacting positively and contributing to the common good.
CONTACT: Carla Crisp, 832 S. 50th St. Baltimore, 21222 Phone: 410-288-0610
$1,500 YOUTH FOR JUSTICE
This Local CCHB Youth Empowerment grant will promote opportunities for young people of St. Matthew and St. Mary catholic Churches to address community problems and work cooperatively to seek solutions to them.
CONTACTS: Natasha Smith 8909 C Waltham Woods Rd 21234 410-668-2554
Aaron De Graffenreidt 406 Cedarcroft Rd. 21212 410-433-0963
Rev. Joseph Muth, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd, 21239 -433-2300
CCHD FURTHER FACTS : 1999-2000
The November, 1999 CCHD Collection from all parishes within the Archdiocese of Baltimore realized the best ever results in the 30 year history of the Campaign: $ 197,141 Of this amount, 25% remains for local grants and 75% is forwarded to Washington D.C. CCHD offices to help fund national grants.
ALL are invited to share in the CCHD sponsored SOCIAL MINISTRY CONVOCATION on Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Seton Keough High School. This is jointly presented effort in cooperation with Catholic Charities, The St. Vincent de Paul Society, Pax Christi of Baltimore, Office of African American Ministries and Catholic Relief Services.
Pre-Applications for grants from CCHD in 2001 will be available by September 15, 2000. Call 410-235-5136.