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Baltimore Catholic Campaign For Human Development

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


Archdiocese of Baltimore
2009 CCHD National and Local Grants

Below are the grants awarded in August 2009, and a description by each group of its program.

National Grants

  1. $50,000 - United Workers Assn. (UWA) - Baltimore
    A 5th year community organizing grant to strengthen continuing efforts to build self-respect and dignity for day laborers in the Baltimore area. Their efforts in securing a living wage for hourly maintenance employees, hiring hall space and the respect of civic and business leaders continue as the goals and achievements of the UWA members.
    Contact: Todd Cherkis, P.O. Box 41547, Baltimore 21203 Phone: 410-230-1998.
  2. $45,000 - United Workers Assn. (UWA) - Baltimore
    A second year Economic Development grant will support funding for a worker owned business enterprise. In two groups, the business offers Dignity Services for workers with disabilities and First-Time Servces for entry level workers. To date, a variety of institutions and churches has enjoyed good experiences in the UWA services provided.
    Contact: Todd Cherkis, P.O. Box 41547, Baltimore 21203 Phone: 410-230-1998.
  3. $45,000 - Save Middle East Action Committee (SMEAC)
    This 5th year community organizing grant continues to give voice to displaced home owners and renters, seeking new and alternative housing in the technological park/redevelopment areas, adjacent to Johns Hopkins Hospital facilites in east Baltimore.
    Contact: Nathan Sooy, Executive Director, 2111 Ashland Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21205; Phone: 405-522-3360
  4. $40,000 - P.A.T.H. (People Acting Together in Howard)
    A third year community organizing grant to continue member churches and associations in their efforts to provide affordable housing for needy families in Howard County. Efforts have been fruitful in gaining support of civic and elected officials.
    Contact: Hector Rodriguez, 6960 Sunfleck Row, Comunbia, Maryland 21045 Phone: 443-631-0115
  5. $40,000 - Youth as Resources - Baltimore
    This second year national CCHD grant recognizes the achievement of a unique group of students and young adults trained in the social justice principles. In turn, with their skills, they provide grants and guidance to other youth operated projects in the city.
    Contact: Julie Reeder, 2 E. Read St., 8th floor, Baltimore 21202 Phone : 410-576- 9551
  6. $30,000 - Out for Justice / Alternative Directions - Baltimore
    A second year CCHD organizing grant will enable this project to continue to address and empower largely unrepresented persons inside and outside the prison system, with special attention on reentry into society.
    Contact: Mary J. Davis , 2505 N. Charles St. Baltimore 21218 Phone : 410-889-5092

Local Grants

  1. $12,500 - Maryland Disabilities Law Center (MDLC) - Baltimore
    Working with parents and Baltimore City Public Schools officials, MDLC promotes and insures education opportunities for children with special needs.
    Contact: Pat Halle, 1800 N. Charles St., Baltimore , Maryland 21201 Phone: 410-727-6352
  2. $12,500 - Neighborhood Housing Service (NHS) Baltimore
    This local grant will aid NHS in its efforts to develop, a micro lending fund to combat "pay day lenders". The Alliance for Economic Inclusion is especially needed in southwest Baltimore where there are no major banking institutions.
    Contact: Felix Torres Colon, 819 Park Ave. 21201 Phone : 410-327-1200
  3. $10,000 - Students Sharing Coalition - Baltimore
    Supported by the Local CCHD for many years, Students Sharing Coalition attracts, educates and trains students, middle school through college years, With clear understanding of the social justice principles, the students organize school groups and lobby for the rights of the poor and homeless.
    Contact: Linda Kohler 2315 N. Charles St. Baltimore 21218 Phone: 410-662-8999
  4. $10,000 - Proyecto Esperanza - Baltimore
    A 5th year community organizing grant to continue advocacy and educational opportunities for persons in the Latino community. Resources provided by lawyers and para-legals effect stability in persons' immigration status.
    Contact: Hector Rodriguez, 7 S. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-631-0115
  5. $10,000 - Arundel House of Hope - Glen Burnie
    Founded in 1992, AHOH has worked to provide housing, rehab opportunities for homeless men and women of Anne Arundel County. A community movement, supported by local churches, AHOH will develop job training and business opportunities enabling folks to be self-employed. This CCHD economic development grant offers assistance in making this a reality.
    Contact:Mario Berninzoni, 514 N. Crain Hwy. Suite K, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Phone: 410-863-4888.

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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