This past weekend, the Baltimore Corps extended network was well-represented at Artscape, from former-Fellows-turned-Visionary Cause Leaders at Code in the Schools and Baltimore Dance Crews Project, to Elevation Awardee Michelle Antoinette Nelson.
Leave it to Elevation Awardee Wendy Camilla Blackwell to ensure art wasn't just happening at Artscape, but also in West Baltimore, where she worked with kids to create and share original artist trading cards and a story, while enjoying a snack. Every participant also received a sketch book to create more art over the summer.
On July 17 & 20, Fellow Precious Blake presented at MICA on effective cover letter and resume writing for creatives.
On July 17, Elevation Awardee Brittany Young and her B-360 team were back in the lab at Liberty Recreation Center, learning how a Baltimore dirt bike rider engineered his own bike and competes as the only paraplegic motor cross rider in the world.
Baltimore Corps' extended network also was well-represented in conjunction with Baltimore Data Day on July 14. The day was hosted by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA), run by Visionary Cause Leader Seema Iyer. Speakers included Fellow David Fakunle (Baltimore City Health Department), Visionary Cause Leaders Ganesha Martin (Baltimore City Police Department) and Michelle Geiss (Impact Hub), and Alumna Christine Hwang (BNIA).
On July 14, Visionary Partner Organization Code in the Schools hosted a panel on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which included Fellow C. Harvey and Alumnus Jermaine Bell.
July 14 also saw Baltimore Corps staff traveling to Washington College, where high school students from across the state participating in the Advanced Leadership Seminar presented on their project looking at issues of gentrification, education, transportation, and redlining.
On July 11, Code in the Schools' overdose prevention app, Bad Batch, was featured on WJZ.
On July 8, 2016-17 Elevation Awardee Wendy Camilla Blackwell hosted her first "Sip & Paint" at fellow Awardee Kimberly Ellis' Breaking Bread restaurant.