AAWGT: Over 10 years of making a difference in our community!
The Grant Voting Meeting on May 9 selected six 2018 Grantees as described below. The total amount of grants to be awarded though the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County is $105,136. The Grantees included the first two-year Momentum Grant to STAIR-Annapolis for $20,000 for Year One and an additional $20,000 for Year Two to be awarded upon successful progress toward program/project objectives.
Momentum Grant—Two-year grant for $20,000 each year
STAIR–Annapolis: Start The Adventure In Reading - $20,000/$20,000
STAIR will provide cost-free tutoring for second graders in low-income areas so that 75% of them are reading at or above grade level by school-year’s end. A summer Reader’s Theater program for 6-to-12-year-old children that is designed to maintain skills operates at two community centers. In 2019, STAIR will increase the number served from 78 children to 90 to 100 at 9 -10 sites. Learn more about this organization here.
Anne Arundel County CASA: Court-Appointed Special Advocates - $20,000
CASA serves children who have been abused/neglected and adjudicated as CINA (Child in Need of Assistance). AAWGT funding will allow CASA to increase capacity to serve 25-30 new children in the foster care system who would otherwise not receive a CASA. Learn more about this organization here.
Anne Arundel County Public Library Foundation: Laptop Lab and WiFi Bar at Brooklyn Park Branch - $10,136
This award will create a Laptop Lab and WiFi Bar at the AACo Public Library’s Brooklyn Park Branch to contribute to the digital inclusion of all community members and support the newly created Community Teen Drop-In Center at the branch, as well as other learning and enrichment classes. Learn more about this organization here.
Arundel Child Care Connections: Mujeros Surgiendo-Women on the Rise - $20,000
The grant will provide training and support for 10 Hispanic women, all high school graduates, wishing to obtain certification as Child Development Associates which will enable them to qualify for employment in child care centers or as licensed child care providers. Learn more about this organization here.
Associated Catholic Charities: Sarah’s House - $15,000
AAWGT funds will provide classes, training and certification fee support to up to 25 adults transitioning out of homelessness while their children are enrolled in on-site child care. Classes include parenting, relationship building and goal setting. Training and certifications offered include phlebotomy, CNA, and Nail Tech. Learn more about this organization here.
Seeds 4 Success: Academic and Career Exploration Club - $20,000
Seeds 4 Success is expanding the focus of its free program for low-income high school students. A three-track program offers trade school and military options, as well as the original emphasis on preparation for college. Visits to two- and four-year colleges are arranged, and Driver’s Ed is provided. Financial planning and stress management are also taught. Learn more about this organization here.
This grant cycle runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.