Squeegee Alternative Plan
The Squeegee Alternative Plan emphasizes intensive case management, consistent youth engagement, and access to immediate financial resources. The path to eradicating squeegeeing cannot include criminalizing poverty; alternatively, we must improve educational outcomes; better coordinate human service resources; and deploy intervention responses that are grounded in empathy for all.
Family League, in partnership with Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young and the City Council of Baltimore, is committed to supporting youth through a collective effort to surround them with opportunities and to remove barriers to success. Through this Request for Applications, $1.5 million will be invested in expanded youth programming to improve outcomes for young people in their schools and their communities.
The Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success will cultivate partnerships, develop policies, and identify innovative opportunities to support young people and ensure Baltimore City’s children and their families have the resources they need to be successful. Our goal is to create urgency and momentum to improve the quality of life for Baltimore’s children and families through education, outreach, and youth development.
Resilience and Financial Well-Being
The Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success leverages Community Action Partnerships (CAP) as a base to build out prevention and supportive services focused on anti-poverty outcomes. Assistance includes tax preparation, financial counseling, eviction prevention, and utility assistance.
African-American Male Engagement (AAME)
AAME uses a community collaborative network and support structure to identify and address needs impacting Baltimore’s male youth and adults. AAME fulfills this mission in part through the operation of a Repetition Center in Park Heights where individuals receive job training, life skills development, and health and wellness support.
Early Childhood Education
Baltimore City Head Start provides educational, health, nutritional, social/emotional, and other services to enrolled children and actively engages parents in their children’s learning and development by supporting parents’ pursuit of their own goals toward self-sufficiency.
A critical element of the MOCFS office is engaging the youth of Baltimore City.
“I have always been a champion for Baltimore’s young people, and during my mayoral administration I will continue to make it a priority to put children first. And we will do that with an office solely focused on our young people leading the way.”
Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young / Read Full Article
The Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success is actively involved in the strategic planning stage, which consists of an environmental scan focused on mapping assets (policy, partners, and programs) and identifying gaps including issues of equity.
To accomplish our goals, we will engage government agencies, residents, and community partners in a community collaboration design session in each of the 14 city council districts, in addition to a citywide youth session. We are committed to ensuring that community sessions are inclusive and representative of all communities in Baltimore.