Project JumpStart

Project JumpStart (PJS), an 87-hour pre-apprenticeship construction job training program, was launched in 2006 as a program of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Baltimore (ABC Baltimore) to provide job training and placement in the construction trades. ABC Baltimore operated the program for over fifteen years as part of a three-legged partnership with two nonprofit community partners.

In 2022, after a strategic planning process funded by the Goldseker Foundation, ABC and PJS made the collective decision that it was time to transition JPJS to its own independent organization. PJS not only successfully made this transition but also added two new community partners—Bon Secours, serving program participants in West Baltimore, and Living Classrooms, serving participants in East Baltimore. PJS is now building up its own cadre of foundation supporters. This grant provided core operating support.

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