Baltimore Corps Expands its Talent-to-Opportunity Matching Portfolio to Include Public Allies

Application Deadline for Public Allies Maryland is August 31

(BALTIMORE) – Today, Baltimore Corps announced that it will serve as the new organizational partner for Public Allies in Maryland.

“Public Allies allows Baltimore Corps to expand its programming, offering an additional entry point into the pipeline to equity in leadership in Baltimore’s social sector,” said Fagan Harris, Baltimore Corps President & CEO. “By building on the solid foundation established through our Fellowship program over the past five years, we are now able to extend that same kind of professional development to individuals earlier in their career development.”

Public Allies Maryland is available to anyone over the age of 17 with a high school diploma or GED willing to invest 10 months in nonprofit and community-based organizations, while receiving valuable leadership and professional training.

“Over the past five years, Baltimore Corps has grown from a single program – the Baltimore Corps Fellowship – to a series of programs and services that leverage Baltimore Corps’ core competency of building and deploying robust and diverse professional pipelines in social impact careers across Baltimore,” said Baltimore Corps Board Chair Matt Gallagher. “We are excited to announce our partnership with Public Allies and the AmeriCorps national service network.”

The Public Allies program joins the following programs in Baltimore Corps’ mission to enlist talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice:

  • Fellowship places individuals in social impact positions with Visionary Cause Leaders in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to effect systems-level change. It provides Fellows a yearlong cohort experience designed to provide professional development, networking and collaboration opportunities, and increased understanding of equity and racial justice.
  • Place for Purpose is a year-round service connecting talented, mission-driven job seekers to social impact career opportunities.
  • The Elevation Awards provide funding tailored to those with lived experience in Baltimore piloting novel approaches to strengthen city communities. The awards are designed to leverage the assets of communities, elevating community leaders with community solutions and supporting the early-stage pipeline of social entrepreneurs in Baltimore.

Prior to Baltimore Corps bringing Public Allies Maryland into its portfolio, it was established at the University of Maryland School of Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), where Tiffaney Parkman, PhD, served as the interim director: “We are excited for our new partnership with Baltimore Corps and that Public Allies Maryland will remain in the city," said Parkman. "I am looking forward to the innovation that Baltimore Corps will bring to Public Allies and their commitment to developing community leaders who are passionate about creating a more just and equitable society though community capacity building in local nonprofit and government agencies."

Public Allies Maryland Application
http://publicallies.org/maryland

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Public Allies Maryland is a program of Baltimore Corps and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. The program is made possible through funding of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Baltimore Corps (baltimorecorps.org) enlists talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice.

Public Allies (publicallies.org) works to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.

 

 

 

Baltimore Corps Receives $500,000 Donation from Patricia and Mark Joseph

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May 15, 2018

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Baltimore Corps Receives $500,000 Donation from Patricia and Mark Joseph

Joseph investment is largest private donation in Baltimore Corps’ history

(BALTIMORE) – Today, Baltimore Corps announced that it received a $500,000 donation from philanthropists Patricia and Mark Joseph, The Shelter Foundation, to expand the organization’s programmatic footprint. More specifically, the Joseph donation will be used to grow Baltimore Corps’ Elevation Awards program, scale the Place for Purpose service and enhance the Fellowship’s impact.

“We have observed the work of Baltimore Corps for some time and have been highly impressed with their success and the important work they are doing, particularly in seeding city government with young talented people of color,” said the Josephs. 

The programs supported through the Josephs’ investment contribute to Baltimore Corps’ mission to enlist talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice:

  • The Elevation Awards provide funding tailored to those with lived experience in Baltimore piloting novel approaches to strengthen city communities. The awards are designed to leverage the assets of communities, elevating community leaders with community solutions and supporting the early-stage pipeline of social entrepreneurs in Baltimore.
  • Place for Purpose is a year-round service connecting talented, mission-driven job seekers to social impact career opportunities.
  • Fellowship places individuals in social impact positions with Visionary Cause Leaders in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to effect systems-level change. It provides Fellows a yearlong cohort experience designed to provide professional development, networking and collaboration opportunities, and increased understanding of equity and racial justice.

“Over the last five years, Baltimore Corps has emerged as a best-in-class model for deploying human capital to tackle a city’s greatest challenges. The Josephs' five-year investment in Baltimore Corps will fuel even greater impact in our communities and further catalyze Baltimore’s next generation of leadership,” said Baltimore Corps President and CEO Fagan Harris.

“Mark and Patricia are longtime supporters of and contributors to the betterment of the Baltimore community,” said Baltimore Corps Board Chair Matt Gallagher. “This historic investment for Baltimore Corps will not simply impact the incoming cohort of Fellows and Awardees, but also serve as an investment in the community.” 

The Josephs have an extraordinary track record of philanthropy. Their commitment to a stronger Baltimore, and years of dedicated leadership, has catalyzed greater impact at many of Baltimore's leading organizations such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore School of the Arts, College Bound, Thread and Teach for America. The Josephs’ investment in Baltimore Corps extends that legacy and strongly validates Baltimore Corps' track record of results and leadership in the community.

The Josephs’ commitment comes as Baltimore Corps is reviewing and matching applicants for its fifth Fellowship cohort, recruiting its third cohort of Elevation Awards grantees, expanding its Place for Purpose service to conduct executive searches in Baltimore’s social sector, and preparing to celebrate its fifth anniversary in service to the City of Baltimore.

Over the past five years, Baltimore Corps has grown from a single program – the Baltimore Corps Fellowship – to a series of programs and services that leverage Baltimore Corps’ core competency of building and deploying robust and diverse professional pipelines in social impact careers across Baltimore.

“Baltimore Corps is truly taking a lead role in changing the narrative of Baltimore at a time when the city is attracting a growing number of cause-minded young professionals. There is continued excitement about innovative efforts to challenge the status quo and approach old problems differently. This new investment will help Baltimore Corps do even more to help fuel that excitement throughout the City’s social sector,” said Baltimore Corps Board Member Charlene Moore Hayes.

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Baltimore Corps (baltimorecorps.org) enlists talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice.