Community Foundation Awards $37,500 to Stimulate Workforce Development Programs


The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore has awarded a series of Workforce Development Grants totaling $37,500. The Community Foundation’s Workforce Development Grant program supports scholarship opportunities for formal work readiness, education training or advancement, and professional development programs.

Funding was made possible by a bequest from Dr. Gladys Martha Allen who committed her gift to support scholarships to make education and training accessible.

Grants for the 2016 program year were awarded to the following eligible organizations.

  • Pocomoke High School was awarded $7,500 to support Pocomoke Project 100 college scholarships and work experiences.

  • Smith Island United was awarded $7,500 to support the creation of a Smith Island Waterman’s Apprenticeship program.

  • Dove Pointe was awarded $7,500 to support American Sign Language training classes.

  • Wor-Wic Community College was awarded $7,500 to support the School to Work: Education, Employment, and Transitions program (SWEET) for individuals aged 18-21 with significant cognitive disabilities.

  • Big Brother Big Sisters was awarded $7,500 to support a juvenile corrections partnership program for at risk youth.