Where You'll Find Us...
Please be sure to follow us on social media for the latest updates as to where you can find us recruiting for the Fellowship and Public Allies programs.
- 2/14: Johns Hopkins University
- 2/15: UMBC Spring Career and Job Fair
- 3/1: MICA
- 3/1&5: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore Corps staff members Jasper Jones and Nigel-Ray Garcia kicking off recruitment season at Georgetown University last week.
As we move into the second half of our 5-year anniversary year, I couldn't be more excited about the expanded ways Baltimore Corps is able to lean into our work of expanding the pipeline to equity in leadership.
In addition to the opening of the Cohort 6 Fellowship application
, we also are excited to be entering into recruitment for the second cohort of Public Allies Maryland
under the Baltimore Corps umbrella. Working together, these programs allow for expanded entry points, connecting talent to opportunity in Baltimore's social sector and providing cohort-based, values-centered professional development opportunities for Allies and Fellows, alike.
I am also excited about the expansion of Baltimore Corps' support of local entrepreneurs. As I wrote last month, Baltimore Corps' partnership with Kiva is a natural extension of our efforts to support entrepreneurs working to strengthen Baltimore communities. What I am happy to report after our first pitch competition with three Kiva Baltimore borrowers is the way you showed up in support of these local entrepreneurs! On one of the coldest nights of the year (and that's saying something), it was a packed house here at TouchPoint Baltimore - Mondawmin.
That support was already evident, as Dea of Che Yoga
was fully funded prior to the evening, and Jac of Love, Water & Juice
(our pitch competition winner) was fully funded shortly following the event. I hope you will continue to support our local entrepreneurs by committing to be a regular lender through Kiva Baltimore, starting with Rickisha of Simply Elegance Studio
(see below) and continuing with borrowers we have in the pipeline. Keep an eye on the Kiva Baltimore
part of our website and the Kiva Baltimore Facebook page
to stay up-to-date, as these loans get funded quickly!
The power of Baltimore Corps is in its network—YOU! Don't keep all this good news to yourself—
from the Fellowship and Public Allies applications to the opportunities for social entrepreneurs through Elevation Awards
and Kiva Baltimore, I hope you will share far and wide these opportunities to strengthen Baltimore's social sector and our communities.