Because we don’t have an actual office (our two employees work 100% remotely), we can’t host a typical “Open House” event to welcome you all to our space. So instead, we’re going to come to you. We’ll be hosting informal gatherings at coffee shops in each of our three main geographic areas of focus throughout the month of January. These are large chunks of time, intended to give past grantees, current grant partners, grantseekers, or any others interested in our work the opportunity to come by and meet with our Program Office, ask questions, and learn more about our work. No agendas. Nothing formal. Just a chance to meet in person and talk.
As part of our commitment to learning from our grant partners and continuing to grow and adapt as an organization, we recently distributed a survey to all of our past grant partners asking for feedback about our process and approach. Twenty-five partners responded, completely anonymously, and in the interest of full transparency, we’re capturing the response summaries below and sharing them here. In addition to responses, we’ve highlighted throughout where we have concrete plans to make changes, and where we acknowledge we need to make such plans (but have yet to finalize anything).
Bryan, a graduate of the Light House's B.E.S.T. Culinary Training Program and current employee at the Light House Bistro, is living in one of four supportive housing units above the Light House Bistro. His apartment was featured in this week's Capital Gazette as the Home of the Week.
The Helen J. Serini Foundation is pleased to announce the following grant awards, which constitute our slate of Spring 2017 Grant Partners
One of our partners, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, is hiring!
In Enoch Pratt Free Library's Family Reading Circles program, families take part in intergenerational reading groups that help strengthen reading comprehension and stimulate and generate engaging discussions. Families are encouraged to read together, strengthen the family unit through enjoyable literacy activities, and help build family libraries.