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Baltimore Outreach Program Gets $500k Grant

Posted: Jan. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

A University of Maryland project known as "Promise Heights" is going to be one of 17 recipients in the nation of a $500,000 grant that will be used for public outreach and social programs in Baltimore. Hopefully the funding works well for the community and the schools and education through the city receive help where needed.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $500,000 for activists to offer West Baltimore children holistic services from "cradle to college to career," under the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

The Promise Neighborhoods grant, one of 17 awarded in 2012, will be used toward further development of a strategy to combat poverty in the Upton and Druid Heights neighborhoods through a collaboration of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, faith-based organizations, such as Union Baptist Church, public schools and the city's B'More for Healthy Babies, among other partners.


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