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City's nonprofit sector springs into action after rioting

City's nonprofit sector springs into action after rioting

In the weeks since Baltimore was torn by riots, nonprofits have earmarked millions of dollars for struggling city communities to address the unemployment, poverty and other underlying problems that fueled the April unrest. Fifty families that were affected by the riots will be given vehicles and a course on car maintenance, providing a cornerstone to long-term self-sufficiency: transportation. More than 650 additional children participated in a summer enrichment program proven to help students make academic gains — part of a broader effort to give city youths jobs and spots at camps. And across the city, money has poured into other programs delivering groceries to seniors, helping...

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