Celebrate Community Leaders with Community Solutions
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves
and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...
Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others,
for their sakes and for our own."
— Cesar Chavez, labor leaders and civil rights activist 

One of Baltimore Corps' key values is that of place-based leadership. We know the city’s greatest potential change agents are already in its communities and most impacted by its challenges.

Through the Elevation Awards, Baltimore Corps works to identify these potential change agents, equipping them with information, training, experiences, administrative support, and initial financial backing as they work to transform an idea into reality.

We hope you will join with us in celebrating and showcasing the work of our initial awardees Wednesday, June 28, and spread the word to change agents you know working to make the city stronger, as we prepare to open applications for the next group of awardees that evening.

Fagan Harris

Elevation Awards Showcase & Celebration
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.

The Motor House | 120 W. North Ave. | Baltimore, MD 21201
Space is Limited - RSVP Today!


Art Power is a pilot project of Baltimore Corps Elevation Award winner Wendy Camilla Blackwell, a West Baltimore native textile artist who envisions healing Baltimore with multigenerational groups working together to create works of art.

RSVP today to support ART POWER's new programs with a donation and your great company! Proceeds will provide additional classes in West Baltimore. Join the festivities, sign up for fun artful experiences, support artful entrepreneurs, relax and chat with friends while supporting community arts.

Saturday, June 17 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Park Heights Health Alliance
Ticketed Event - RSVP Today - $20 donation

On June 3, Elevation Awardee Michelle Antoinette Nelson debuted her "Innovating for Social Justice" workshop at the Women of Color Weekend in Provincetown, MA. Michelle also is featured in the Lifestyle section of this month's Baltimore Magazine.

On June 3, Elevation Awardee Brittany Young and a special B-360 student chemist-for-the-day were on hand for Greenmount West's SPARK Arts and Tech Block Party. Check out the B-360 Facebook page...

On June 2, Fellow C. Harvey had original pieces on display and for purchase as part of the Artists4Truth Benefit Exhbition & Silent Auction.

On May 31, Elevation Awardees traveled to New York to meet with fellow social entrepreneurs and Echoing Green, a social innovation fund that acts as a catalyst for impact. Check out our Facebook album...

On May 30, Elevation Awardee Brittany Young and her B-360 program were featured on The Renewal Project's site.

On May 24, Baltimore Corps current and soon-to-be alumni gathered for an inaugural Activate & Engage mixer to network and discuss ways to strengthen the alumni network moving forward.

On May 24, Baltimore Corps Interim Vice President and faculty member Jason Israel was a panelist for the National Service Symposium's opening panel on the city perspective.

On May 16, Fellows Precious Blake (Arts Every Day), Megan Wiessner (Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Employment Development), and Jeremy Pesner and Anne Lin (Baltimore City Department of Social Services) presented to their peers at our TouchPoint Baltimore offices. Check out our Facebook album...

On May 13, Fellows David Fakunle and C. Harvey spoke to youth about arts, culture, nad entrepreneurship at the "Beyond a Dream" youth conference.

Be sure to follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings
with the Baltimore Corps network!