It’s like being in a controlled and productive hurricane. In a life saving hurricane. We’re driven by the idea that we are only limited by the number of hours that we can stay working. The situation that we’re in is we can make a big difference in Baltimore.
— Gabe Auteri, 2015-16 Baltimore Corps Fellow

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Dear Baltimore Corps friends and family,

Anything is possible in Baltimore. We believe that because we see it everyday--extraordinary ordinary folks doing the day-in, day-out work that is making our vision of a brighter future reality. We also believe that, in the history of our city, 2016 has been an especially pivotal year. From record participation in our elections, to deeply impactful and widespread civic conversations that will dictate how we will best teach our children, administer justice, nourish businesses big and small, and move forward with our countless other questions and challenges and triumphs, the events of 2016 will continue to shape Baltimore for a long time to come.

As ever, we are excited to share with you all the latest updates of our work here at Baltimore Corps... and this edition of our newsletter is particularly special. As part of our first ever Giving Tuesday campaign, we will be partnering up with Close Up Baltimore to tell the story of our city over the last year. For the next three weeks, we'll feature our Fellows, partners, staff, and other folks from around the city with important stories to tell from the last year. We hope that the people and stories we will share with you over the next few weeks will offer a more personal glimpse into what inspires us everyday we do this work: the power of every single individual to effect change that matters, the overwhelming promise of Baltimore in this moment, and all that is on the horizon. 


Fagan Harris

The Season and the Story

(Click David's photo to read his full story)

For our first ever Giving Tuesday campaign, we want to do more than just ask our supporters for donations. As we near the end of what has been a pivotal year for Baltimore, we want to tell the story of 2016. What were the biggest questions and most important moments of the last twelve months, and what are we looking forward to in the continuance of our story in the coming year? 

We know our story is still being written. We hope you consider supporting us at Baltimore Corps this giving season, either by making a small donation or by by helping us share some of our city's story. It may seem small, but it goes a long way in helping us continue connecting the Baltimore's visionary leaders and social entrepreneurs with the talent and resources they need to thrive. And if you donate before the end of the year, an anonymous donor will match all contributions up to $250,000, so there has never been a better time to help us double down on this work. Thank you for all your support!

Check out our new (digital) home

We're also pleased to announce we have recently revamped our website, so pay us a visit and let us know what you think of the fresh new look (if you linked in from our email newsletter, you're already here). Some points of interest while you're here might be our updated roster of Baltimore Corps Fellows (the third cohort began work last month) and Visionary Cause Leaders (we're excited to be partnering with many new organizations). Let us know what you think and happy clicking!

Press Highlights

Below are links to some of the press around Baltimore Corps Fellows and Visionary Cause Leaders since our last newsletter. Click the title of each piece to open the article in a new tab.

10/6 - Shawnice Jackson: 2016 Summit precedes historic Census news; encouraging movement in Congress

10/18 - Cameron Pollock: Mice to Millennials – Neuroscientist Joins the SparkVision Tribe!

10/19 - Jen Schachter and Digital Harbor Foundation: Building with Adam Savage For SXSL at the White House

10/20 - Seema D. Iyer and BNIA: A $225 million investment in Baltimore

11/2 - Open Works: Open Works is going to offer for-credit courses next semester

11/2 - Dr. Leana Wen, Gabe Auteri, and BCHD: Baltimore's health commissioner is revamping the way we think about drug addiction—and so much more

11/3 - LifeBridge Health: LifeBridge Health Adds Two New Surgical Centers