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  • Measure4Change provides one year of grant support and one-on-one, intensive coaching and technical assistance for competitively selected local nonprofits. The grantees use their funds and technical assistance to build a robust performance measurement system. The technical assistance is guided by a curriculum but is tailored to meet each nonprofit’s individual needs.

    Washington, DC, training cohorts

    The 2021–22 cohort of grantees consisted of the following organizations:

    • Kindred Communities: Creates a sense of belonging within school communities; improves student outcomes by equitably sharing resources; balances power among students, caregivers, staff, and school leadership; and fosters a school culture centered around antiracism

    • Maryland Food Bank: Meets the immediate needs of hungry Marylanders while working to create pathways out of hunger using 40 years of experience and a statewide network of thousands of community partners.

    • Prevention of Blindness Society: Facilitates DC residents’ access to vision care by administering low-cost and no-cost eye exams and running affordable eyeglasses clinics, in addition to running rehabilitation and training services for low-vision DC residents

    • So Others Might Eat: Helps DC residents break the cycles of homelessness and poverty by administering programs and services via an interfaith lens; advocates on clients’ behalf; and empowers clients to live with dignity

    • Wacif: Promotes equity and opportunity in underserved neighborhoods in the Washington, DC, region through business financing services, advisory services, hosting trainings on leadership and accessing capital, and building a community for entrepreneurs of color

    The 2020–21 cohort of grantees consisted of the following organizations:

    • Bright Beginnings: Uses a two-generation approach to support families with children (birth to age 5) that experience homelessness; provides children a safe, nurturing educational environment, prepares children to enter kindergarten ready to learn, and supports parents to stabilize their home lives and progress toward self-sufficiency
    • Community of Hope: Provides critical housing and health services to low-income and medically underserved people in the District; strives to end family homelessness and to improve health and eliminate inequities in health outcomes in underresourced communities in Washington, DC
    • Jubilee Housing: Employs a justice housing model—deeply affordable housing in thriving neighborhoods with supportive services onsite and within walking distance—to build diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive
    • Maryland Food Bank: Meets the immediate needs of hungry Marylanders while working to create pathways out of hunger using 40 years of experience and a statewide network of thousands of community partners
    • Sasha Bruce Youthwork: Helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good physical and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, and explore opportunities in education and careers by providing services to youth in Washington, DC

    The 2018–19 cohort of grantees consisted of the following organizations:

    • Bread for the City: Provides critical services (e.g., food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services) to low-income residents of Washington, DC; Bread for the City seeks justice through community organizing and public advocacy while working to uproot racism
    • Britepaths: Provides emergency and short-term food assistance and financial assistance grants, as well as financial mentoring and instruction services, to families in Fairfax County, Virginia
    • Friendship Place: Provides drop-in, outreach, case management, job placement, clinic, and housing services to people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in the DC metropolitan area
    • N Street Village: Provides housing, advocacy, and support services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect to help homeless and low-income women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery
    • Reach Incorporated: Provides after-school tutoring, college mentorship, book authorship, and summer leadership programs to improve literacy outcomes for teens; in Reach’s core model, they develop confident readers and capable leaders by hiring teens to be tutors and role models for younger students

    The 2016–17 cohort of grantees consisted of the following organizations:

    • Academy of Hope: Provides adult education, case management, and career services to low-income adults in Washington, DC
    • CentroNía: Provides affordable bilingual early childhood education and supportive services to low-income children and families in the Washington, DC, region
    • DC Central Kitchen: Provides meals to children and families; offers culinary job training services in Washington, DC; and coordinates a national network of food security programs through high schools and colleges
    • Miriam’s Kitchen: Provides meals, case management, advocacy, and permanent supportive housing services to help end chronic homelessness in Washington, DC

    The 2014–15 cohort of grantees consisted of the following organizations:

    • Cornerstones Inc.: Provides support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality child care, and other human services
    • DC SCORES: Provides after-school programming to build self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community for students through an innovative combination of soccer, poetry, and service learning
    • Horton’s Kids: Provides academic support, enrichment, and basic needs services to children and has a Community Resource Center in Anacostia
    • Martha’s Table: Provides year-round early education, out-of-school-time programs for children, and comprehensive child and family success services, such as healthy meals and groceries, clothing, and referrals

    Baltimore training cohorts

    The grantees selected for the pilot Baltimore 2017–18 cohort were the following:

    • Civic Works Inc.: Provides job training and placement, skills development, college preparation, and community service opportunities to youth and adults in Baltimore
    • Jane Addams Resource Corporation–Baltimore: Provides job training and placement to low-income adults and workers in the manufacturing sector
    • Job Opportunities Task Force: Develops and advocates state-level policies and programs to increase the skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low-wage workers and job seekers in Maryland
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Choice Jobs Program: Provides job-readiness training, education support, foster care diversion, and probation support to promote high-quality, cost-effective outcomes for disconnected youth in the Baltimore and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas
    • Youth Empowered Society: Provides urgently needed direct services to youth experiencing homelessness, develops leadership and employment readiness for youth who have experienced homelessness, and advocates system-level reform to end youth homelessness in Baltimore
    Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Nonprofits and philanthropy
    Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center