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Baltimore Catholic Campaign For Human Development

Msgr. William F. Burke
(410) 235-5136


Archdiocese of Baltimore
2014 CCHD National and Local Grants

Below are the grants awarded in August 2014, and a description by each group of its program.

National Grants

  1. $50,000: UNITED WORKERS ASSOCIATION, Baltimore
    Building on an outstanding record of promoting worker justice and living wages, United Workers will apply these grant funds toward addressing, through leadership training, the systemic problems of affordable housing and the 40,000 vacant homes, in Baltimore City.
    Contact: Todd Cherkis P.O. Box 41547 Baltimore 21201 410-230-1998
  2. $35,000: PROJECT P.L.A.S.E., Baltimore (People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment)
    Serving, advocating for and organizing the homeless poor in Baltimore for forty years, Project PLASE has internalized CCHD values. After local and national grants years ago, PLASE has continued to mobilize against injustice, especially in the ongoing efforts to provide adequate, safe and inclusive housing. for poverty-level folks in Baltimore.
    Contact: Mary Slicher. 1814 Maryland Ave. Baltimore 21218 410-837-6130
  3. $30,000 - B.R.I.D.G.E. (Baltimore Regional initiative Developing Genuine Equality) Maryland)
    A non-profit, inter faith organization of geographically, racially and economically diverse congregations, BRIDGE will apply this grant to support leadership development. Housing, fair wages, worker transportation are issues continuously being addressed.
    Contact: Rev. David Casey, 3200 Garrison Blvd. Baltimore 21216 443-857-0831
  4. $30,000 - B.U.I.L.D. (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, Baltimore
    Restructuring a leadership team with a majority of poverty level income members, BUILD will continue its mission to train leaders within its member congregations. Economic development, immigration justice, adequate, fair housing opportunities make up BUILD's ongoing agenda.
    Contact: Ms. Ojeda Hall 2439 Maryland Ave. Baltimore 21218 410-357-1085
  5. $30,000 ARUNDEL HOUSE OF HOPE, Glen Burnie, MD.
    With a stellar record of direct service and some economic development, Arundel House of Hope is now moving into leadership training and promoting advocacy within the state legislative committees . Safe, adequate, housing for homeless folks, is a primary concern and will be developed with this grant's assistance.
    Contact: Mario Berninzoni 514 N. Crain Hwy. Suite K, Glen Burnie 21061 410-863-7235
  6. $25,000 NO BOUNDARIES COALITION, Baltimore
    Actively involving the residents of six bordering neighborhoods in west-central Baltimore, the Coalition develops community leadership, , joins efforts to lobby for new, safe school buildings and opportunities for healthy foods purchases. This singularly outstanding coalition in Baltimore embodies the CCHD principles of helping people help themselves by building real communities.
    Contact: Ms Rebecca Nagle 1526 N. Fremont Ave. Baltimore 21217 410-357-1085
  7. $25,000 OUT FOR JUSTICE, Baltimore
    OUT FOR JUSTICE was awarded a national grant, pending their meeting certain organizing criteria.
    Building on the work of addressing criminal justice reform, organizational development and education for both those recently incarcerated and their families, Out For Justice will be working with Job Opportunities Task Force on the criminal record shielding bill. Many persons denied jobs, because of misdemeanors and citations might be able to find employment.
    Contact: Ms. Diamonte Brown P.O. Box3505 Baltimore 21218. Ph. 443-422-8884 email dbrown@out4justice.org

Local Grants

  1. $15,000 Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Society) Baltimore
    This local CCHD grant will enable Y.E.S. to continue its efforts in training leaders within the homeless youth population of Baltimore City. YES Valedictorians meet with state legislators, speak at the Homeless Persons Lobby Day uin Annapolis and share their message among students in local private and public high schools. Yearly, an average of 600 homeless youth in Baltimore City!
    Contact: Lara Laws: 2315 N. Charles St. Baltimore 21218 410-235-7744 X105

For Information and Further CCHD Opportunities:
Rev. William F. Burke, CCHD Diocesan Director, 3615 Harford Rd., 21218, Baltimore, MD (410)235-5136


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