The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has announced the 32 Baltimore nonprofits awarded with grants as part of the Foundation’s Summer Youth Initiative. The Initiative was created to support high quality summer programs that blend academic learning with enriching activities to increase positive social behavior and academic achievement.
Specific goals include:
- Decreasing summer academic learning loss and promoting literacy
- Increasing STEM competency
- Providing meaningful summer employment/internship opportunities
- Preparing children to be successful in kindergarten
- Improving life skills (communication, leadership, self-empowerment, problem-solving/decision making, conflict resolution, and teamwork)
- Serving and meeting the needs of children with disabilities
- Providing access to healthy food
Only programs that serve low-income Baltimore City youth were considered for grant support, not to exceed $50,000 per grantee:
- Access Art, Inc.
- Afya Baltimore, Inc.
- Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
- Baltimore Rowing Club
- Barclay Elementary/Middle School
- Beat the Streets - Baltimore
- Bridges at St. Paul's School
- Civic Works, Inc.
- Creative Alliance
- Elev8 Baltimore
- Episcopal Community Services of Maryland
- Friends of the Poor
- Liberty Rec & Tech Center
- Higher Achievement Baltimore
- Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School
- Living Classrooms
- Maryland Out of School Time Network
- National Summer Learning Association
- Parks and People Foundation
- Patterson Park Public Charter School
- Port Discovery
- Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
- Soccer Without Borders
- St. Veronica Roman Catholic Congregation
- St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
- The Baltimore Youth Alliance
- The League for People with Disabilities
- Union Baptist Church-School
- YMCA of Central Maryland, Inc.
Congratulations to all of these organizations and thanks for providing safe and enriching opportunities for children during the summer months.