Baltimore Corps truly is an organization powered by a network, and none of the work we do would be possible without YOU! We were so honored to be able to celebrate this past Friday with so many individuals from across our network, sharing stories from the past year and looking forward to some exciting things on the horizon as we enter our 5th year. Some of this can be found in our most recent annual report, if you have not yet had a chance to check that out. 

We also were able to share the exciting news that donations made by December 31, 2017, will be matched by an anonymous donor. Whether through your time, talent, or treasure, we are grateful for the many ways you help us achieve our mission to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice.

Be sure to check out pictures from the end-of-the-year celebration on our Facebook page, and stay connected with us on the social media platform(s) of your choice throughout the year. Again, thank you for all you do to help make Baltimore the best place in the world to change the world!
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Introducing Dawn L. Brown, Vice President

Dawn BrownAs Baltimore Corps continues to grow and expand its programs and services to contribute to a stronger, healthier Baltimore, we are pleased to announce the hiring of our new Vice President, Dawn L. Brown.

Dawn has more than 15 years of nonprofit management and consulting experience in California, New York, Washington, DC, and Virginia. She served as CEO of Girls & Gangs, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House and the McClymonds Youth & Family Center, and Director of Business Development at Child Care Aware of America. In each role, Dawn successfully launched fundraising and marketing strategies that increased company revenue, improved program efficiency, and expanded advocacy efforts for vulnerable communities. (read full bio...)
Announcing New Partnership with Echoing Green

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides fellowships, seed-stage funding, and strategic support to the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs. 

Our inaugural cohort of Elevation Awardees had the opportunity to travel to New York at the end of their award year to meet and compare notes with social entrepreneurs, and meet with Echoing Green CEO (and Baltimore native) Cheryl Dorsey and her staff. Cheryl also traveled to Baltimore for the awardees' end-of-year pitches and celebration.

Among other things, the new, more formalized partnership will mean additional technical assistance and development to Elevation Awardees and serve as a pipeline for Elevation Awardees in furthering their work at the hyper-local level here in Baltimore by supporting their applications to the Echoing Green Fellowship program following their Baltimore Corps program year.

Mera Kitchen Collective

Date: Saturday, December 9
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Greenmount Coffee Lab

1400 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD 21202

Elevation Awardee Liliane Makole is one of the member chefs of Mera Kitchen Collective. Among other things, Mera hosts pop-up events featuring different chefs with their own story, providing guests with a unique dinig experience that not only includes handmade food, but also a better understanding of the part of the world from which the food comes, through the lived experience of the very refugee who prepared the meal. Saturday's pop-up will feature an Eritrean Coffee Ceremony and handmade Syrian snacks!
We Are Baltimore Rising
Date: Saturday, December 9
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: 29th Street Community Center

300 E. 29th St., Baltimore, MD 21218
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Join Visionary Partner Organization Strong City Baltimore for a screening of the acclaimed new HBO film, Baltimore Rising.

Free food-and real community conversation -- discussion will include leaders actually tackling issues presented in the documentary, finding solutions and building the leaders of today!


On November 28, Living Education eMagazine published a Q&A with Baltimore Corps on social innovation.

On November 18, Baltimore Corps hosted its first annual Social Entrepreneurs Intensive, connecting Baltimore City social entrepreneurs with resources to further their community solution.

On November 18, Baltimore Corps Fellows got together for their monthly professional development, focusing on Working in Teams: Building Trust and Partnership; Negotiating Change Within a Nonprofit; and Public Speaking: Leading Workshops.

On November 17, Fellow Ateira Griffin's Building Our Nation's Daughters (BOND) packed and delivered Thanksgiving baskets to more than 100 local families. 

On November 14-15, Fellow Narintohn Luangrath represented Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen at the University of Maryland, Baltimore's "Be Informed" lecture series and the Friends School of Baltimore, discussing the Health Department's work in addressing health disparities in the City and the Department's three-pillar approach to combating the opioid epidemic.

On November 8-9, Elevation Awards recipients participated in their initial "boot camp," getting down to business on budgeting, planning, and the like to move their projects forward in the year to come.

On November 8, Programs Managers Tamara Arnold and Nigel-Ray Garcia presented at the Fellowship Impact Summit in DC on "Bringing anl Equity Lens to Your Fellowship."

On November 7, Ops Team Members Billy Daly and Moyo Fakeye presented alongside the Gates Foundation at the Dreamforce conference, speaking on building digital communities to support real-life communities and eliminate bias in matching talent to opportunity in the social sector.

Fellow Jackie Bellow of Dent Education was named an OSI Baltimore Community Fellow.

On November 4, Fellow N'Deye Diakhate co-presented on "Design for the Wellbeing of Black Women" at the North Avenue Knowledge Exchange.

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