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2017-2018 Grant Awards

 
*For the purposes of this report ROI means Results, Impact and Outcomes

Education

Three Year Grants (Year 3/3)

Program: Smart Moves
UWWC Funding Provided: $24,000
Agency Providing Program: Boys and Girls Club of Washington County
Program Description: Program forms the foundation of the Boys & Girls Club Youth Development Initiatives. It combines the Project Learn Strategy with research based programs (e.g., Smart Moves).
Expected ROI: 
  • 264 children and youth will participate
  • 22% of participants will show an increased knowledge of abuse of alcohol and tobacco
  • 22% will have increased knowledge of abstinence
  • 225 will experience an increased self-esteem
Program: Williamsport Summer Enhancement
UWWC Funding Provided: $20,000
Agency Providing Program: Boys and Girls Club of Washington County
Program Description: This is an eight-week summer program for children between the ages of 6 and 14 using the Project Learn strategy to promote out of school time learning through fun, engaging, and challenging activities.
Expected ROI:
  • 25 children and youth will participate 
  • 800 healthy meals will be served
  • 100% will participate in fitness and nutritional programs
Program: You Go Girl!
UWWC Funding Provided: $28,244
Agency Providing Program: Girls, Incorporated of Washington County
Program Description: Afterschool program supporting girls ages 6-18 in being active and succeeding in school. Program focuses on life skills, decision making, problem-solving, self-discipline, and sets the stage for future well-being.
Expected ROI:
  • 400 new participants; 17,690 cumulative 
  • 50% of girls will meet or exceed academic standards in two or more subjects 
Program: Making Summer Count
UWWC Funding Provided: $14,500
Agency Providing Program: Girls, Incorporated of Washington County
Program Description: 7 week summer camp program for 150 different girls ages 6-14. Program averages 100 girls per day Activities include swimming, STEM, arts, music, gardening, literacy activities, and various field trips.
Expected ROI:
  • 150 girls will participate
  • 60% will show an increase in math and/or reading as reported on Lexile scores
Program: Community Outreach
UWWC Funding Provided: $9,330
Agency Providing Program: Girls Scouts of the Nations Capital
Program Description: Provide year-round outreach programs based on the Girl Scout Leadership experience to girls in Hagerstown Housing Authority neighborhoods.
Expected ROI:
  • 180 participants in Hagerstown Housing Authority communities
  • 70% will report an increase in academic success
  • 70% will report a better understanding of financial literacy
Program: Learning Parties
UWWC Funding Provided: $5,000
Agency Providing Program: Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC)
Program Description: Hands-on parent/child “parties” that promote young children’s development of school readiness skills based on the belief that parents are their children’s first teacher.
Expected ROI:
  • 240 parents and children will participate 
  • 77% of families will complete one series
  • 80% will provide data on learned practices used
  • 70% will complete homework
Program: STEM
UWWC Funding Provided: $9,330
Agency Providing Program: Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America
Program Description: Provide STEM program to Cub Scouts at Salem Avenue School.
Expected ROI:
  • 139 scouts
  • 125 will earn a Nova Award
  • 4 will earn the Super Nova Award
Program: Summer Camp STEM
UWWC Funding Provided: $4,557
Agency Providing Program: Mason-Dixon Council, Boy Scouts of America
Program Description: Summer / STEM program
Expected ROI: 
  • 139 third and fifth grade scouts will attend summer camp from Salem Avenue
  • 234 of campers will earn a Nova award 
  • 30 will earn merit badges
Program: Summer Camps and Programs
UWWC Funding Provided: $13,200
Agency Providing Program: YMCA of Hagerstown
Program Description: Structured program for children ages 5 -13 years old that includes cooking, science and nature, math, reading and art activities as well as cultural and educational field trips.
Expected ROI:
  • 537 children will participate
  • 85% of children tested will show an increase in reading skills  
Program: Early Education and Child Development
UWWC Funding Provided: $9,600
Agency Providing Program: YMCA of Hagerstown
Program Description: Program provides experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, social, physical, emotional, and creative development.
Expected ROI:
  • 435 children will participate 
  • 70% of children tested will show an increase in reading skills
Program: Dolly Parton Imagination Library
UWWC Funding Provided: $5,000
Agency Providing Program: UWWC Partnership
Program Description: The Program provides a free book each month to preschool children, birth to five, who are residents of Washington County.

One Year Education Grant (Year 1/1)

Program: Born Learning Academies
UWWC Funding Provided: $2,839
Agency Providing Program: Together with Families in collaboration with Early Childhood Advisory Council, Head Start of Washington County, Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School, and The Judy Center
Program Description: This is a collaborative effort offering an early childhood pilot program of six workshops in a school-based environment to help parents become engaged in schools before their child begins kindergarten.  The purpose of the research-based curriculum, initiated by United Way Worldwide, is to boost kindergarten readiness by supporting parents as their child’s first teacher and creating an early relationship between the parent and the school.

Total Invested in Education: $145,600

 
 

Financial Stability

Three Year Grant (Year 1/3)

Program: Financial Literacy Collaborative
UWWC Funding Provided: $95,437
Agency Providing Program: Reach of Washington County in collaboration with Hagerstown Housing Authority, Lasting Change Recovery Solutions for Women (The W House), Washington County Community Action Council, Interfaith Service Coalition, Horizon Goodwill Industries and United Way of Washington County
Program Description: The collaborative will provide financial literacy training to a broad spectrum of clients including low-moderate income households, unemployed, homeless, and those employed facing financial difficulty. To facilitate this collaborative, Reach will serve as the lead agency, supervising the financial literacy coordinator, who will lead the financial literacy effort for Washington County. 
Expected ROI:
  • 235 households each year
  • 30% will complete the training
  • 100% will create a budget
  • 10% of non-banked will become banked
  • 10% will file a tax return
  • 10% will open a savings account
  • 10% will show a decrease in their household debt

Total Invested in Financial Stability: $95,437

 
 

Health

Three Year Grant (Year 2/3)

Program: Community Based Mentoring
UWWC Funding Provided: $32,140
Agency Providing Program: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Washington County 
Program Description: Provides mentoring relationships for at-risk children and youth.
Expected ROI: 
  • 117 mentoring matches
  • 35 new matches
  • 35 new “Bigs” recruited
  • 70% of “Littles” and 85% of their parents will report educational proficiency
Program: Dental Care
UWWC Funding Provided: $25,000
Agency Providing Program: Family Healthcare of Hagerstown
Program Description: Free dental care is provided to children and adults at the clinic and through the Healthy Smiles in Motion Mobile Dental Unit. Care is both preventative and emergent.
Expected ROI:
Dental care will be provided to:
  • 338 adults 
  • 1,519 children
Program: Children’s Advocacy
UWWC Funding Provided: $28,712
Agency Providing Program: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County, Inc.
Program Description: Provides support to children under the jurisdiction of the courts due to adjudicated cases of child abuse or neglect.
Expected ROI:
  • 15 new Advocates trained
  • 100 children served
  • 45 children will be placed in permanent placements
Program: Mental Health in the Schools
UWWC Funding Provided: $50,000
Agency Providing Program: Brook Lane Health Services, Inc.
Program Description: Mental Health services will be provided to a minimum of 150 students at least once with 30% of these students being retained for additional intervention.
Expected ROI:
  • 75% of students will identify two ways of coping with their problems  
  • 75% will report a decrease in stress 
  • 50% will have increased school attendance

Total Invested in Health: $135,852

 
 

Basic Needs

One Year Grant

Program: Micah’s Backpack
UWWC Funding Provided: $12,705
Agency Providing Program: Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC)
Program Description: Through a partnership between each elementary school and one or more community churches/organizations, students are proved a backpack each Friday filled with nutritious food.  
Expected ROI:
  • 856 children will participate in the Micah’s Backpack program
  • 50 sponsors for the program
Program: Cold Weather Shelter
UWWC Funding Provided: $33,856
Agency Providing Program: Reach of Washington County
Program Description: Provides homeless adults a safe, temporary shelter to avoid the risk of injury from the cold and to access programs that encourage self sufficiency.
Expected ROI:
  • 200 individuals will be served by the Cold Weather Shelter
  • 34 days will be the average length of stay

Total Invested in Basic Needs: $46,561