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Monday, October 15
Baltimore Corps in the Community
Various members of the Baltimore Corps network across the city will open their doors for interactive information sessions and activities related to the work being done throughout Baltimore City. RSVP to any or all at baltimorecorps.org/events.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Location: GHHI, 2714 Hudson St, Baltimore, MD 21224
“Healthy Housing’s Impact on Health Equity”
Learn more about GHHI’s comprehensive approach to looking at housing as an integral factor in the health of families and communities. Through engaging conversations and interactive activities with our staff and crew, explore how GHHI is addressing lead paint, asthma, weatherization, and fall prevention needs in Baltimore and beyond.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Reginald F. Lewis High School, 6401 Pioneer Dr, Baltimore, MD 21214
Come learn about efforts in creating a positive culture around democracy for all Baltimoreans with a specific focus on first time voters including returning citizens and youth. Shadow Baltimore Votes members as they run through the first time voter programming. Find out how you can join Baltimore Votes and register voters in your community.
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
“Design Thinking to Spur Student Innovation”
Come for a candid discussion on how standardized tests and compliance-based school cultures deprive students the opportunity to create, discover, and innovate. Engage in an hands-on demonstration on the principles of design thinking and review case studies of student success.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Greenmount West Community Center
Location: GWCC, 1634 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
“After School Programming”
Learn about best practices for engaging the youth of the Greenmount West neighborhood. Understand how the center is used to connect children, their families, and the greater community. Get a better grasp of the vital Baltimore City partnerships that allow the center to outfit the space and drive programming.
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 2424 McElderry Street, Baltimore MD 21205
“Stitching Together the Fabrics of a Community”
Learn best practices for creating and community owned and operated grassroots organizations. Listen to best practices on activating the social leader that is inside all of us. Under how simple activities can create fellowship and lasting bonds among community members”
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: TouchPoint, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
“Our Village Needs Mothers: What You Can Do To Combat the Black Maternal Health Crisis”
Come for a roundtable discussion highlighting how community members and community organizations can be in support of black women during the prenatal and postpartum stages of pregnancy and motherhood. Preview the MOMcares Holistic Care plan and take part in holistic care plan activities including a short breathing exercise and visualization activity.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Mera Kitchen Collective
Location: 29th Street Community Center, 300 E. 29th St., Baltimore, MD 21218
“Amplifying the Skills and Passion of America’s Newest Neighbors”
Learn about the history of refugees and immigrants in Baltimore City and why inclusion is essential for empowering America’s newest neighbors. Gain a deeper understanding of how the inclusion business model is used to reduce economic barriers. Hear first hand stories and powerful testimonials.
Tuesday, October 16
Community Fun Night at Shake and Bake Family Fun Center
RSVP: http://shakebake.eventrbite.com (Space is limited, and we're nearing capacity -- please make sure you and your friend RSVP!)
Free entry and skate rental; food available for purchase from vendors including From The Heart Food Truck, Quinn's Ice, and Lemontopia.
Friday, October 19
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment (Table seating will be finalized in the coming days, so please be sure to RSVP.)
Need a mask? 2016-17 Elevation Awardee Wendy Camilla Blackwell will be on-hand to help you create your own, OR, contact her (ASAP) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out some of her designs on Instagram @unmasked_artlady.
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BIG WORK: A DOCUMENTARY PLAY
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
Corner Community Center | 5802 Roland Ave. | Baltimore, MD 21210
Tickets available via Eventbrite or by contacting the Corner Community Center at 410- 435-1506
Produced by 2017-18 Elevation Awardee Janet Glover-Kerkvliet, Baltimore Job Hunter's Support Group (BJHSG) Director
A modern-day meditation on work, career, and the American Dream, Big Work’s cast comprises BJHSG members and community volunteers. The production is part of BJHSG’s mission to increase awareness of the long-term unemployment issue in the Greater Baltimore area and commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Great Recession’s onset.
Playwrights Melissa Bergstrom and Kate Marple interviewed people from around the country and features their verbatim conversations from 19 characters in the script. For the Baltimore performances, the characters will be performed by a diverse company of 12 community volunteers who will take on multiple roles. Several of the cast are members of the BJHSG, some are unemployed or underemployed, others are working or retired.
The performances feature a “Third Act” in which the audience can ask questions and meet the cast and BJHSG members. “We hope to start a real community conversation,” says Glover-Kerkvliet.