Weinberg Foundation announces $1 million summer youth initiative in Baltimore City

BALTIMORE - The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced it will launch a $1 million summer youth initiative in Baltimore City designed to blend positive social and academic programs.

As part of the initiative, the foundation hopes to, among other objections, increase STEM competency, provide meaningful summer employment/internship opportunities, prepare children for kindergarten and serve the needs of children with disabilities.

Only programs that serve low-income Baltimore City youth will be considered for grant support. Grants awards will not exceed $50,000. Applicants must:

  • Be a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status, and in operation for a minimum of three years
  • Primarily serve low-income youth who are Baltimore City residents
  • Have paid staff who are responsible for administration, implementation, and finances
  • Strive to accelerate academic achievement and promote healthy development as a central goal
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to providing high quality summer learning (ages 0-18) in low-income communities
  • Preference will be given to programs that are enrollment-based and offer a minimum of 80 hours of programming for each youth

Application deadline is March 12, 2014. For more information, visit the Weinberg Foundation website at hjweinbergfoundation.org/program-areas/education-us/ or contact Sheryl Goldstein, Program Director, US Education at sgoldstein@hjweinberg.org

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