2009 Grant Awards  
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Community Development Youth Development Human Services Education Professional & Program Development in Philanthropy
Community development, often called community building, is a broad term applied to the practices and academic disciplines of civic leaders, activists, involved citizens and professionals to improve various aspects of local communities. Community developers must understand both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities' positions within the context of larger social institutions. Educating, enabling and empowering people to take responsibility and demand respect as stakeholders of their communities are at the core of Community Development

Interfaith Hospitality Network for the Homeless-Essex County
$8,000 to expand Families in Transition, a project that provides homeless families with a rental unit, case management and support services for 12-18 months to help them work towards self-sufficiency and secure permanent housing.

Homes of Montclair Ecumenical Corp. (HOMECorp)
$5,000 to expand the HOMECorpís counseling initiative targeted toward low, moderate and middle-income prospective first-time homebuyers, tenants, and local property owners as well as homeowners facing foreclosure.

St James Social Service Corporation
$5,000 for the Home Health Aide Certification Program to provide individuals with free training for employment in the home health care sector

Montclair Free Public Library - Division of Local History
$5,000 to sort and catalogue former YWCA Montclair/North Essex archives transferred to the Library with copyright in 2003 for future use by scholars and the public.

Undoing Racism Committee - Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair
$3,000 for an educational workshop to help youth participants analyze ways that their identities and perceptions of race and gender have formed and been supported by images in the mass media and popular culture.

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