A local nonprofit has received a grant worth more than $100,000 to expand a state-funded project providing men and women in Baltimore with training in the maritime, transportation and logistics field.
Maryland New Directions, which has served low-income job-seekers in Baltimore for the last 41 years, received the grant — to the tune of $103,675 — from Jobs for the Future, via the Walmart Foundation.
New Directions is partnering with the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers and Cecil College on the new initiative, which will train 50 people over the next two years for entry into the region's maritime and logistics industry.
The funding to New Directions came as part of a larger grant of $220,000 from Jobs for the Future to the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers. The remainder of that funding went to Cecil College.