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  • Cherry Hill Trust: End of Year Update
    • CHERRY HILL TRUST MID-YEAR CLIENT
    • PROGRESS UPDATE
    • JAMES BRAGDON
    • BILL FERGUSON
    4/07/09
    • Community Background
    • Description of The Client
    • Update of The Work
    • Questions
    UPDATE AGENDA
  • CHERRY HILL COMMUNITY
    • Socio-Economic Condition:
      • Median household income in 2000 ($17,464) well below City ($30,078).
        • 91.8% of families earn below MD Self Sufficiency wage standard.
      • Population fell by nearly 30% from 11,081 to 7,772 between 1990 & 2000. Mainly due to demolition of public housing.
      • Racial Composition – 96.0% of residents are African Amer., 2.7% are white, 1.3% from other races. City as whole (64.3% AA).
      • Family Composition – 70% of CH households were families, compared to 57% citywide. Female headed families with children account for 54% of neighborhood families.
      • Age Composition – higher percentage of residents under the age of 20 than Baltimore as a whole. Few middle age residents.
      • Educational Attainment – 24% of CH residents have some college education, appx. 35% of residents ages 25-64 did not have high school education.
    • Very distinct community set of by clear boundaries.
    • Natural Resources are vast surrounding the community.
    • Public housing is situated in a way where there’s “one way in & one way out”
    A VIEW OF CHERRY HILL
  • 501(3)(C) STATUS, UPDATE
    • As of February 2009, Cherry Hill Trust received 501(c)(3) approval:
        • Expanded grant opportunities,
        • More effective partnerships,
        • Increased responsibility as the neighborhood “leader.”
  • Community Benefits Agreement
  • VIEW OF CHERRY HILL – POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • PLANNED DEVELOPMENT – WESTPORT WATERFRONT
  • THE CLIENT’S PARTNERS & RESOURCES
    • Family Health Centers of Baltimore
    • Chemical People of Cherry Hill
    • Baltimore Community Foundation
    • Towson University Partnership – “Cherry Hill Learning Zone”
    • Cherry Hill Town Center – Catholic Archdiocese
    • Schools: 4 Kindergarten to 8 th , 2 High Schools
    • Mayor’s Office & other government orgs.
  • CBA – MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • With a $10,000 grant from the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF), the CHT contracted with Sam Jordan , a consultant and community organizer in DC, to help educate the community on the CBA process . Looking at other models for replication.
    • Community survey project.
    • CBA Trainings:
      • Zoning & land use – March 24th
      • Development economics – March 25th
      • CBA process – March 26th ( ONE DC )
    • Next steps:
      • Expansion into other communities on the peninsula
      • New community survey & CBA Freedom School
  • Receivership & Community Assistance
  • THE CLIENT: CHERRY HILL TRUST, UPDATES
    • Vacant House Receivership
    • 916 Bridgeview Rd:
      • Prime location
      • Predetermined buyer
      • Federal Lien!
    916 Bridgeview Rd.
  • THE CLIENT: CHERRY HILL TRUST, UPDATES
    • Day Break Drug Treatment Center
    The Center The Problem Corner
    • QUESTIONS?
    • JAMES BRAGDON
    • BILL FERGUSON