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Dear Baltimore Corps friends and family,
Someone asked me the other day what success looks like for Baltimore Corps. The answer is simple. Success for us is a stronger city, and we believe that a stronger city begins with people. One of many reasons this is an exciting time for us is that we are once again recruiting a new cohort of Baltimore Corps Fellows: the next talented wave of purposeful contributors eager to build wider avenues to good health, opportunity and prosperity for all of Baltimore's residents.
We are pleased to share these recent updates with you—including new partnerships for our work in West Baltimore and the many ways our team continues to grow. As we continue to chart our course in the coming months (our "busy season" in more ways than one), we consider ourselves lucky to be propelled by our community of neighbors, champions and friends. Thank you all for your continuing support.
T. Rowe Price Foundation donating $1.3M to West Baltimore, organization's largest-ever pledge
As part of its largest pledge ever, the T. Rowe Price Foundation is partnering with Baltimore Corps and Maryland Nonprofits to strengthen local leadership and organizational capacity. Read the full story in the Baltimore Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2016/03/10/t-rowe-price-foundation-donating-1-3m-to-west.html
Recruiting the Next Baltimore Corps Fellows
Empowering visionaries. Defying convention. Meeting the moment.
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. At Baltimore Corps, we're working to fix that. We build a community of the brightest emerging leaders in the country to work in full-time, paid Fellowships within Baltimore's most impactful organizations across the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Fellows possess a wide range of skills and hail from diverse backgrounds, but are united by one motivation: the refusal to see potential wasted within Baltimore's borders.
If you are interested in being part of the next cohort of Baltimore Corps Fellows (or know someone who would be), apply here by April 15th: Link to application.
Or come meet our staff and learn more at our first Fellow information session, next Thursday from 6:30 - 7:30 at 711 William Street. More details here: Link to info session on Eventbrite.
... And Visionary Cause Leaders
Do you work for (or know of) an organization creating transformative social change here in Baltimore? Alongside the next class of Fellows, we are looking to work with with new (and more) Visionary Cause Leaders in the upcoming year. If you're interested in becoming a Visionary Cause Leader, hiring a Fellow to work within your organization, and partnering with Baltimore Corps in 2016-17, apply today: Link to Application.
Below are links to some of the press around Baltimore Corps Fellows and Visionary Cause Leaders since our last newsletter. Click the title of each piece to open the article in a new tab.
2/18 - Charlotte James and Joyell Johnson: 16 Baltimore Women Talk Police Reform (Bustle)
3/1 - Vehicles for Change: Giving Cars and Men a Second Chance in Halethorpe (Baltimore Sun)
3/2 - Baltimore City Health Department: Baltimore's Leana Wen: A Doctor For The City (NPR)
3/8 - Thread: For Vulnerable Teens, a Web of Support (New York Times)
3/9 - Digital Harbor Foundation: U.S. Education Secretary Tours Baltimore Nonprofit to Urge Funding for 'Maker Spaces' (Baltimore Sun)
3/15- Thread: How a Tapestry of Care Helps Teens Succeed (New York Times)
3/16 - Liz Gomez: Collective Impact No Longer a Myth with Salesforce Communities (Salesforce)
See You at Light City
Light City U’s Social Innovation Conference will bring together leaders in social enterprise, education, social justice, philanthropy, and policy to explore real-world solutions to problems faced by societies throughout the world. For two days, Baltimore’s Columbus Center will be the hub for intense discussions about how, together, we can build a more equitable and responsible society.
Baltimore Corps CEO Fagan Harris will be in attendance, taking part in a panel discussion (moderated by our board chair, John Cammack) with Venture for America's Andrew Yang. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: lightcity.org/lcu/social-innovation-conference