Programs & Projects

YouthWorks Center

Redeveloping the people: We are seeking to hire individuals through Youthworks and the Foster GrandParent programs. Two major programs who in the past, have hired our retired citizens and our youth are now suffering because of the Corona virus pandemic.  To strengthen our already successful programs we are opening a indoor/outdoor site to train them in various fields to be up to date on how we all must live and work in the world of mutating viruses and pandemics.  We have carved out a new path to help people turn their lives around. We have been told numerous times by public officials, police officers and just everyday people that, “We Need More People Like You!” With these newly trained individuals, we will continue to address the unemployment issue through our job training and placement programs, which also incorporates case management services.

We will continue to help our seniors and the youth increase their self-confidence, leadership skills, team work, conflict resolution, ability to work under pressure and time management.  Participants who complete pre-employment training will be assisted in locating full-time jobs by our newly train employee’s. Participants will also learn how to conduct a successful job search. To be successful, case managers will help them resolve barriers and problems that traditionally have led them to failure, address personal problems and assist them in maintaining employment. In individual meetings and group classes, they will explore issues such as self-control, coping skills, and asking difficult questions of them.

Frequent post-employment meetings between the case managers and participants will be held to discuss progress on the job, training activities, and personal issues. Learning this process they will be able to train new participants that are affected by similar barriers. These types of consistent rap-around services always show a positive outcome for each participant and their families. Each participant will play a major part in their own personal redevelopment as well as the redevelopment of their families and communities.

"Spring 2021"

RESURRECT BMORE PROJECT

The number of vacant houses in Baltimore has remained at almost 17,000 for years but housing officials have pledged to tear down large numbers of vacant buildings by June 30, 2020.Feb 14, 2019

As part of our community outreach, members of LWD   Consolidated Trust CDC Inc. spend numerous hours out of the day walking the most dangerous neighborhoods in Baltimore City.  That's why the people that we hire are very particular, folks that have survived major trauma in those same neighborhoods and found ways to make a better life for themselves and their families. Bringing awareness to much needed resources that may be right in their own communities. We also have worked directly with Mayor Catherine Pugh and the City Council creating a GrassRoots  organized shelter pilot program which was called #TENTCITY. In  a press conference, Mayor Catherine Pugh told the listening audience that the #TENTCITY organizers helped to get over 25 homeless people housed within the first 30 days,  which has never been done before in the history of Maryland. We have  help over 500 people get housed in the past 2 years, which is personally one of our greatest accomplishments!

Our new housing project #ResurrectBmore is building momentum and will change baltimore forever! We are remodeling a property and in the process of obtaining more properties to redevelop. Its all about resurrecting the lovely people alongside of the beautifulcommunities they inhabit.  

Duane Alexander greeting Mayor Catherine Pugh at the TentCity Project Facilities

"I got a message on Facebook," said Pugh. "Thank you for your commitment for making sure we do get housing.”

Pugh also said the 65 participants of tent city were placed in temporary housing at the old, dilapidated William Pinderhughes Elementary School and 25 of them have been given permanent housing.

https://www.wypr.org/post/pugh-receives-tweeted-criticism-tent-city-organizers

CLEAN WATER CLEAN WORLD PROJECT

As a rule of thumb, it's not safe to swim in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Even a splash could make you sick. ...Jun 27, 2019
www.washingtonpost.com › local › 2019/06/27

According to the 2010 Census, Baltimore city has a total area of 92.1 square miles (239 km2), of which 80.9 sq mi (210 km2) is land and 11.1 sq mi (29 km2) is water. The total area is 12.1 percent water. Between the Eastern Shore and the Allegheny Mountains, over 100 lakes can be found in Maryland. Serving largely for recreation and reservoir, Maryland's lakes today all were constructed. With many Maryland lakes created as a result of dam construction, they vary greatly in size. With all the big initiatives in Maryland to combat the polluted waters its still not enough. As millions of dollars go into cleaning the pollution millions of dollars worth of trash piles right back up. Our plan is to train the next generation of water pollution prevention course and wildlife conservation for the youth. With a wide range of courses centered around these concepts in a fun atmosphere our youth will have a full understanding of the importance of pollution prevention. But also have a love and respect for wildlife conservation.    

Record rainfall washed 260 million gallons of sewage contamination into Baltimore waterways in 2018. But during dry weather, much of the harbor was technically safe for swimming in 2018, an annual report says.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/environment/bs-md-healthy-harbor-report-20190529-story.html

Clean Water Clean World youth program will operate during the summer, spring & fall seasons to stay on top of the accumulation of trash & debris. The training will bring them up to date with the latest statistics and equipment. Giving them a full understanding, respect and appreciation for their environment's health and  wildlife conservation. This is not just for the beautification of our inner harbor, lakes and national parks  but essential to the survival of humans on this planet. 

The Baltimore Harbor watershed is a densely populated urban environment. Therefore the relevance of human social behavior to water quality improvement efforts in Baltimore cannot be ignored. Watershed restoration activities used in Baltimore include a mix of constructed practices, programs, partnerships, and public outreach strategies that both directly treat and manage stormwater, and also aim to cultivate public acceptance, support, and stewardship of watershed restoration efforts by leveraging restoration activities as a tool to improve the health and safety of communities within the watershed. 

https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/