Cht End Year Client Update 040809Presentation Transcript
Cherry Hill Trust: End of Year Update
CHERRY HILL TRUST MID-YEAR CLIENT
Description of The Client
Update of The Work
CHERRY HILL COMMUNITY
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.