GRANTEES PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation – To support its after-school homework club, which provides academic support, mentoring, and cultural enrichment for African immigrant youth from low-income families.
Asian American LEAD – To support its after-school and summer programming that equips low-income Asian youth with leadership skills, academic support, and cultural enrichment.
Center for Adoption Support and Education – To provide therapeutic mentoring, leadership development, skill-building and enrichment for youth transitioning out of the foster-care system.
CentroNia – To support the bilingual, multicultural early childhood education programs and family-support services for low-income families at its Takoma Park center.
ClancyWorks Dance Company – To support its after-school dance program at Forest Oak Middle School which teaches nutrition, fitness, team building, and communication skills to middle school youth.
Class Acts Arts, Inc. – To provide education arts programming that engages incarcerated youth in positive self-expression.
Community Bridges, Inc. – To support empowerment and leadership programs for low-income girls and their families in Silver Spring/Takoma Park.
Gandhi Brigade, Inc. – To support multimedia arts training which fosters leadership development and community engagement for diverse middle and high school youth.
George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. – To support the Saturday School, which provides academic tutoring and mentoring for students in grades 1-12 throughout the county in order to help address the achievement gap.
Horizons – To support its Montgomery County summer program which provides enrichment and academic support to a cohort of kids, following them from kindergarten through 9th grade in order to prevent “summer learning loss.”
Identity, Inc. – To support its positive leadership development programs for Latino youth from the Up-County area, including those who are at-risk of gang involvement, teen pregnancy, and academic failure. Additional funding supports summer internships for high school youth and its enriching summer camp for academically at-risk middle school youth, in partnerships with Arts on the Block and Montgomery County Department of Recreation.
Liberty’s Promise, Inc. – To support its after-school and professional internship programs which equip low-income, immigrant youth with job skills and civic education.
Montgomery Housing Partnership, Inc. – To support academic enrichment for children of low-income families living in affordable housing.
Passion for Learning Initiative – To support its Dig-Lit program, an after-school literacy and technology program for academically at-risk middle school students.
Project Change – To support the Team of Stars summer program, a collaboration of Project Change and the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, which provides an enriching day camp for youth living in the affordable housing communities of the Housing Opportunities Commission.
GRANTEES PROVIDING WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS:
ACES Collaboration – To support the partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, and the Universities at Shady Grove which seeks to provide a seamless educational pathway and support structure to college completion for low-income and at-risk students.
Capital Area Asset Building Corporation – To support financial literacy programs which empower low-income families to achieve financial stability by improving their money management skills and increasing savings.
CareerCatchers, Inc. – To support its one-on-one career counseling and job-skill training for very low-income, unemployed and under-employed adults.
Casa de Maryland – To support the Center for Employment Training in Gaithersburg, which provides permanent and temporary employment opportunities and navigating the college application process.
CollegeTracks – To support its college access program which provides low-income minority and immigrant students with assistance in exploring post-secondary education opportunities and navigating the college application process.
Empowered Women International – To support its entrepreneurship training program for immigrant, refugee, and low-income women in Montgomery County to launch their own businesses.
Crittenton Services of Greater Washington – To support the PEARLS program, an in-school program which equips pregnant and parenting teens with key resources, skills, and mentoring support so that they can graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary opportunities that will sustain their families.
Family Services – To support the organization’s Keys to Success Program which provides career mentoring and life skills development for parenting teens so that they will complete high school and gain skills necessary to support their children’s development.
Future Link, Inc. – To empower economically disadvantaged youth with career immersion activities, mentoring, tutoring, academic advising, scholarships and internships so that they can graduate from college and secure jobs which provide a living wage.
Generation Hope – To provide scholarships and mentoring support for teen parents attending college who are in need of financial and emotional support.
IMPACT Silver Spring – To support its community building in multicultural communities, which includes helping low-income residents access emergency services, developing systems to empower residents to support one another and strengthen their own communities, and provide positive team sport activities which engage local youth and their families.
Latino Economic Development Corporation – To support the Small Business Development Program which provides aspiring entrepreneurs with coaching, workshops, technical assistance, and access to credit.
Literacy Council of Montgomery County, MD – To support its English language classes for adults seeking to improve their reading, writing, and speaking skills.
PER SCHOLAS, INC – To support its accelerated course that provides technology education, job training and placement, and career development opportunities for low-income adults.
Red Wiggler Community Farm – The support the Germantown farm’s vocational training program which provides therapeutic benefits, job skills, income, confidence, and social connections for adults with developmental disabilities.
GRANTEES PROVIDING SAFETY-NET SERVICES
A Wider Circle – To provide home furnishings and other basic items to low-income families, including the formerly homeless.
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center – To support direct legal services for low-income Asian Americans in Montgomery County with a particular focus on employment, housing, domestic violence, family law, and immigration.
Aspire Counseling (formerly Child Center and Adult Services) – To support bilingual mental health services for low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents.
Ayuda, Inc. – To provide legal counseling and support services to low-income Latino and African immigrants living in Montgomery County.
Chinese American Senior Services Association, Inc. (CASSA) – To provide culturally competent and linguistically accessible health education and primary care to Chinese seniors in Montgomery County.
Community Ministries of Rockville – The support the organization’s broad range of social service programs including health services, emergency assistance, English and citizenship classes, senior services, and housing for the homeless.
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Montgomery County – To support the recruitment, training and supervision of community volunteers serving as advocates for abused and neglected children in the County foster care system.
Dwelling Place, Inc. – To support transitional housing and support services for low-income seniors in Gaithersburg, enabling them to continue living independently.
Housing Unlimited, Inc. – To support the Extra Measure Property Management Program which provides education and training around responsible tenancy for adults with psychiatric disabilities.
Interfaith Works – To support emergency and long-term support services for low-income families, including shelter for the homeless, rent and utility assistance for families struggling to remain in their homes, clothing centers, and case management for high-need families trying to break cycles of poverty.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington – To support English-language classes and support services for low-income immigrant seniors.
Manna Food Center – To support core operations of collecting surplus food, storing it safely and distributing it throughout the County to families at risk of hunger.
Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association – To support the GAPS program which provides health, social, and family support services and resources for linguistically isolated Vietnamese American seniors.
Mercy Health Clinic, Inc. – To support primary and specialty medics care for uninsured, low-income residents.
Mobile Medical Care, Inc. – To provide subsidized medications for low-income, under-insured individuals with chronic care conditions.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. – To support its emergency shelter for individuals and families in crisis, including its Safe Havens program for chronically homeless adults with mental illness.
National Center for Children and Families – To support the FutureBound Transitional Living Program that provides housing, case management, and other support services for young adults who have transitioned out of the foster care system.
Nourish Now – To support the collection of unused fresh food, which is then packaged and delivered to families, homeless shelters and other organizations that assist vulnerable county residents.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington – To support its Montgomery County Latino Teen Education Program which provides bilingual health education, prevention, and outreach services to at-risk Latino teens and their families.
Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County – To support the Tree House Child Assessment Center which provides comprehensive services for victims of child abuse and neglect in a holistic way, including medical examinations, mental health assessments, ongoing mental health therapy and victim advocacy services.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Inc. – To support its program that provides home repairs for low-income homeowners who do not have the financial capacity to have the repairs made.
Rainbow Place (of the Rockville Presbyterian Church) – To support the winter emergency shelter that cares for homeless women by providing food, access to laundry facilities, and community resources.
Shepherd’s Table – To support the Eye clinic, which provides vision screenings and prescription glasses for low-income, uninsured residents and the homeless.
Serving Together: Troops & Families Care Project – Led by the Mental Health Association, this public-private collaboration seeks to provide local military personnel, veterans and their families with a comprehensive, coordinated system of care, including mental health services, healthcare, educational resources, affordable housing, child care, and other supportive services.
St. Camillus Catholic Church Food Pantries – To provide supplemental emergency food groceries to low-income families at risk for hunger.
St. Joseph’s House – To support its before and after-school care, weekend respite, and emergency 24-hour care for children with severe and multiple developmental disabilities.
Stepping Stones Shelter, Inc. – To support shelter services for homeless families, including help to overcome housing and employment barriers as they work toward self-sufficiency.
Teen Connection of Takoma, Inc. – To provide culturally competent reproductive health education to teens and young adults.
CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTEES, STRENGTHENING THE WORK OF NONPROFITS WHICH SERVE LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS
Nonprofit Montgomery – To support its work to build the collective strength, visibility and influence of Montgomery County nonprofits.