Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

'Promise Heights' project in West Baltimore receives $500,000 grant

'Promise Heights' project in West Baltimore receives $500,000 grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $500,000 for activists to offer West Baltimore children holistic services from "cradle to college to career," under the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

The Promise Neighborhoods grant, one of 17 awarded in 2012, will be used toward further development of a strategy to combat poverty in the Upton and Druid Heights neighborhoods through a collaboration of the University of Maryland School of Social Work, faith-based organizations, such as Union Baptist Church, public schools and the city's B'More for Healthy Babies, among other partners.

The effort is known locally as the Promise Heights...