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control well electrical-landscaping hazards identification and control will covered. 
Summary the Proposed Project: 
CASA's OSHA Training Project comprehensive training and outreach program aimed increase awareness and knowledge safety and health issues and resources among nonEnglish speaking/limited English proficient workers, non-literate and low-literacy workers, immigrant and minority workers, other hard-to-reach workers (e.g. contingent workers and day laborers), and workers high-hazard industries and industries with high fatality rates the state Maryland. The project will address four biggest risks construction (falls, electrocution, "struck by," and "caught in-between"). CASA anticipates serving 348 workers from the target population, and achieving the following goals during the grant year: -1, 340 workers receive OSHA related training (2,850 trainee contact hours)
Personnel staffs receive hours basic safety and health training class covering hazards identification and control (224 contact hours) -30 individuals receive certificate OSHA training through collaboration CASA Maryland, Inc. and MOSH -90% workers participating 45-minute informational workshops rate the workshop least out each question survey. -90% training participants demonstrate learning gains learning assessments -85% workers participating the hour (Tier in-depth hour safety and health 
training rate the training very satisfactory and useful. -80% participants reported that they knew how file complaint. 

Applicant Background: 
Since its founding 1985, CASA has established itself the largest Latino and immigrant service and advocacy organization the state, trilingual (English, Spanish, and French) organization committed multiculturalism, and leader the national movement for social and economic justice for the low-wage immigrant community. CASA's mission work with the community improve the quality life and promote equal treatment and full access resources and opportunities for low-income Latinos and their families. CASA's vision for strong, economically and ethnically diverse communities which all people can participate and benefit fully. 
CASA Maryland, Inc. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal EIN: 52-1372972) that serves the low-income Latino and immigrant communities Maryland, particularly Baltimore City, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, where 80% Maryland's immigrant workforce reside. has been serving the Latino and immigrant community for more than years, and recognized the trusted, "go-to" organization the state. With seven locations, full-time employees, and part-time employees, CASA serves approximately 20,000 individuals annually. those reporting CASA, 98% are not native English speakers and 100% are immigrant and minority workers (93% Latino immigrants from Central and South America and immigrants from French-speaking countries Africa). Like the majority the Maryland's immigrant population, CASA's members tend work jobs related physical labor construction, and maintenance, warehouse work 

and moving, housekeeping and agriculture. 

Survey Ensuring Equal Opportunity For Applicants 
OMB No. 1890-0014 Exp. 2/28/2009 ensurin that applicants, large, 
faith"based, have equal Federal funding. order better understand 
the population Federal are asking nonprofit private organizations (not including 
private universities) out 

Upon receipt, the will b.e separated application. Information provided the will not 
considered any 	.and will not included Federal grants database. 

While your help this collecti.on greatly completion this survey voluntary. 
lnstruetions. you are applyin@ copy: please place the labeled 
"Applicant the ancJ. ineluqe along. your appl.ication are 

electronically, this 	application. 

Applicant's (Organization) Name: Maryland, Inc. 
Applicant's DUNS Name: 
Federal Program: 2011 Susan Harwood Training Grant Program -Follow-on Grants 

CFDA Number: 
502 	Has the applicant ever received the applicant local affiliate grant contract from the Federal national organization? government? Yes [ZJ 
[ZJ Yes 0No How many full-time equivalent employees does the applicant faith-based 
the applicant have? (Check only one box). organization? Fewer 15-50 Yes [ZJ 4-5 [ZJ 51-100 the applicant secular s-14 over100 

[Z] Yes What the size the applicant's 
annual budget? (Check only one box. Does the applicant have 501(c)(3) status? Less Than $150,000 $150,000 -$299,999 
[Z] Yes $300,000 -$499,999 $500,000 -$999,999 $1,000,000 -$4,999,999 
[ZJ $5,000,000 more 

Tracking Number:GRANTl 0928272 	Funding Opportunity Number:SHTG-FY-11-02 Received Date:2011-07-21Tl9:38:21-04:00 

Train the Trainer 
Planned: eight (8) staff members and 
224 contact hours 

 Accomplished: eight (8) staff and trainee contact hours 

the majority low income community the cities Chelsea and ReYerc Massachusetts. 
 	Lead department tv.o full time staff, plu two Americorps organizer and ten volunteers from Boston University. 
 	Built coalition local groups change the erwironmcnt the historical Bellingham Square downtown Chelsea using Popular Education methods, and social activities. The Coalition includes non-profit groups, residents, and City Government. 
2008-Aug 2010 L:iwrence CommunityWorks (LC\,) Lawrence, :tvL- Dim-tor ofThe u:'eaver Network (TIFN) 
 Created and directed new Department LCW advance the thinking and the 
practice form placed-based community organizing and community both within the LCW network and nation l.ide. 
Mentored, coached and de'eloped number learning partners across the US, including 
Washington and 
Island; interested deepening thcir network-centric practice and weaving skills, learning and implementing NeighborCircles, 
and sharing learning and knowledge about the implementation the practice different enviromnents. 
 	Developed the nVN Internship program-a year long internship develop growing circle members who are/have been intima tely involved the development the codification and/or the communication the intellectual and practice elements network-centric 

org;i11.izing, emphasizing the mastery the approach and the ability conu.nunicate writing, and training and technical assistance settings. First cohort graduated April 2010, and the second 2011. 
Served in-house technical assistance provider 
for all the different departments the LCW network. Worked closely with all department heads ensure that all programs ?.nd curriculum development reflected the network-centric approach, and that our members felt connected and encouraged participate different programs and organizing aimpaigns. Special emphasis was made integrate leadership evelopment adult program education, 
financial literacy, and youth development programs. 
 Redesigned new menu leadership development trainings for LCV staff, members and 

 Designed and taught leadership development curriculum 
citlled PODER, usiJ1g Popular Education methodology. The program consisted eight two-Jar retreat. Cohorts would graduate after completing the sctiucncc and organizing community action thr:: end the program. Some ot-the actions developed the cohorts were rhe beginniJ1g tluce LC\Ts mot imporrnnt organizing campaigns: Abandoned alleyway redevelopment the Nonh Common neighborhood, the Ciry-wide Budget reform campaign, and Yes Vill, political and civic engagement action campaign bring new process and transparency the local election process. Seven cohorts participants 
gr:iduated between 2004 and 2011. 
 	Increased connectiicy between departments and programs improve network flow members and information and maximize use resources. 
1999-2002 Lawrence Comrm.mityW'orks 
Lawrence, IvlA Communi[y Organizr 
 Built leadership group, membership base, and 
organizational capacity Noi:th Common 

Neighborhood Association and Lawrence CommunityVorks, Lawrence MA-a sesenty percent Latino community, and the twenty-third poorest city the United States. 

help design and build the 1996-1999 
1996 Sanjuan, nian Organizer 

1994 1995 	Sanjuan, 

1991-1995 University Puerto Rico San Juan, 
Graduated Cum Laude 

Founder the Labor Relations Srudenr Association 
2011 Cambridge College 	
Lawrence, 1L 
Masters Mamgement-ILP pending 

1993 -Present 	Executive Director: CASA Maryland, Takoma Park, Under leadership, CASA has grown from organization with handful staff members and budget under $500,000 nationally awarded multiservice Latino advocacy and support agency with-a staff and budget over million. During tenure, CASA has received numerous awards and national recognition, including: the National Council Raza Affiliate the Year Award 2004; the leteJier-Moffitt Domestic Human Rights Award from the Institute for Policy Studies 2003; the Annie Casey foundation/ National Council Raza Family Strengthening Award 2003; and the Pablo Eisenberg Award for Neighborhood Leadership the National
Neighborhood Coalition 2003.  
1991-1993 	Organizer: CASA Maryland, Takoma Park, 
Advocate for low-income immigrant day laborers. 
"Leadership for Changing World" Award (one nationwide), Ford Foundation, December 2001 

"Washingtonian the Year" (one 15), Washingtonian Magazine, 2002 

"Bridge Builder" Award, Prince George's County Community Foundation, 2008 

Representative Maryland Council for New Americans 

President the National Day Laborer Organizing Network 

Member Leadership Greater Washington Class 2008 

Past member Transition Team for Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley 

Past member Transition Team for Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett 

Past member Transition Team for Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson 

Past President (and founder) the Maryland Latino Coalition for Justice 

Past Vice President the Prince George's Chapter the NAACP 

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EDUCATION: 	Northwestern University, Evanston, Bachelor Arts, June 2003. Major: Spahish (emphasis Latin American Literature and Culture), Minor: Economics. Graduated Magna Cum la.ude, Phi Beta Kappa 
Universidad Sevilla. Seville, Spain 
Study Abroad Program with Academic Programs International, Fall Semester 2001 

SPECIAL SKILLS 	Bilingual: English and Spanish 
EXPERIENCE: CASA Maryland, Inc., Takoma Park, Maryland (Largest Latino and immigrant organization Maryland) 
Development Director. December 2003 -present; Development Associate, Jly-December 2003 

Responsible for all fundraising and income strea the organization. During tenure the senior management team, CASA received national awards which were awarded based proposals produced development), including: NCLR Affiliate the Year Award 2004, the Letelier-Moffit Domestic Human Rights Award, the Annie Casey Foundation Families Count! Award, the MALDEF Community Seryice award, and the NCLR/Casey Foundation Strengthening 

Families Award. 	  

Responsible for the implementation $33 million, three-year comprehensive fundraising campaign targeting foundations, individuals, government, corporations, unions, and congregations, for operating and capital funds support Mansion-turned-Multicultural Center Langley Park: 

Assertive fundraising allowed CASA's annual operating budget grow from $2.6 million FY04 $6.3 million FY09 (overall increase 142% years). 

Increased foundation income from $693,685 FY04 $2.3 million FY07 (increase over 230% years), including securing funding from foundations from which the organization had not previously recei_ved 


Convene and maintain Development Advisory Committee business and philanthropic leaders lead prospect development for the three-year fundraising campaign. 

Work closely with the Board Directors issues fundraising, organizational management, and financial sustainability. 

Create, cultivate, and maintain relationships with elected officials, foundation officers, government representatives, and corporate executives. 

Northwestern University; Organization the NorthEast (ONE), 
Evanston and Chicago, Illinois 

Northwestern Organizer and Volunteer leader Campaign/or Immigrant Student Rights, Jan-June 2003 
CASA Maryland, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland 
Intern Legal Department, Summer 2002 

HONORS/ACTIVITIES: Nonprofit Roundtable Future Executive Directors Fellowship Program (2008-2009); 
Leadership Montgomery (Class 2008); Montgomery Co.

unty Committee for Ethnic Affairs (nominated for 20082009): Nonprofit Leadership Institute (Graduate 2005); IMPACT SiJver Spring Community Empowerment Program (Graduate 2004); Carl Freeman Foundation F.A.C.E.S. Advisory Board Member (2004-2006}; Participant Nonprofit Action Team and Nonprofit Montgomery (2006-2007); Training Non-Profit Management (Community Wealth Ventures, Marylan Association Non-profit Organizations -MANO), Individual fundraising (Kim Klein, MANO), Govemment fundraising (Nonprofit Center for Advancement); and 

Brigham Young Univenity and Nanjing University (2007-2008) 
Post-baccalaureate degree Chinese via the Chinese Flagship Program. 
Beijing University (2006) 
completed intensive Mandarin and Teaching English Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification program. 
Tsinghua University (2001) 
Studied Mandarin Tsinghua through University California, Berkeley's Inter-University Program. 
University Virginia. Mcintire School Commerce (1998-2002) Commerce focusing International Business and Marketing. East Asian Studies. Dean's List. 
CASA Maryland. Inc. -Grant Writer/Coordinator. Silver Spring, (2008-Prnt) 
Wrote award-winning grants for leading immigrant service and advocacy organization-securing over $2.0 
million public and private funding. 

Managed approximately million contracts and grants such that reports were submitted timely manner. 

Collaborated with program and administrative staff ensure grant compliance U.S. and donor regulations. 

Tracked and reported contract deliverables. Used information identify challenges and trends improve operations. 

Prepared written materials for website, newsletters. annual reports, and other important documents. 

Guizhou Rural Tourism Development Center (GZRTDC) -Project Manager. Guizhou, China (2008) 
Led and trained team volunteers develop GZRTDC's new Chinese and English website (Please see 

Created promotional materials. researched and applied for grants the center's behalf, wrote project proposals, and served liaison between the NGO and foreign correspondents-all which helped forge new re.lationship with the Women's Global Artisan Network located Atlanta, Georgia. 

Center for Teaching and Learning Chinese -Teacher. Shenzhen, China (2006-2007) 
Taught Spoken English classes week students per class, and was recognized for 
"Outstanding Teaching." 

 	Coached the English drama team who won place the provincial drama competition. 
1"' American Mortgage, Inc -Senior Loan Proces.Or. Vienna, (2003-2006) 
Managed and processed millions dollars worth loans every month. 

Quickly showed expertise training new processors, developing written guidelines and resources, and 
achieving junior underwriting authority (where reviewed loans for conformance lender regulations). 

Commended for going beyond expected duties aid the Compliance Department developing reports that helped the department track and organize information they needed ensure quality. accuracy. and compliance loans laws and regulations. 

World Women's Forum (2009). Served translator for guest speaker Professor Zhang Xiaosong the World Women's Forum held Shanghai. Chinese FJagship Program (2007-2008). Received scholarship for one-year accelerated Chinese language program Brigham Young University and Nanjing University. 
Freeman Asia S