Announcing Elevation Awardees, Celebrating Our Network - YOU!
September has been an incredible month across the Baltimore Corps network. We were pleased to welcome our 4th cohort of 42 Fellows, celebrate our 3rd cohort of Fellows as they wrapped up their year, announce the 2017-18 Elevation Awards recipients, and roll out our year-long placement service, Place for Purpose, in its entirety.

As we continue to work toward our mission to enlist talent to accelerate social innovation in Baltimore and advance a citywide agenda for equity and racial justice, how this is done has continued to evolve over the past four years. We are now working to address the multiple entry points to leadership in equity, from placement in the social impact sector to supporting social innovation solutions from within the community.

As an organization powered by a network, we are thankful for each of you and the role you have played, and continue to play, in advancing our values of equity, effectiveness, and place!

Fagan Harris
President & CEO
Meet the 2017-18 Elevation Awardees

Mary Alexander

Unique Fabrics

Janet Glover Kervliet

Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group

Andrea Harrison

Leading Excellence Achieving Purpose (LEAP)

Liliane Makole

Mera Kitchen Collective

Shawna Murray Browne

Healing Bmore Activists

Nneka Nnamdi

Fight Blight Baltimore

Antoin Quarels

H.O.P.E. (Helping Oppressed People Excel)

Ana Rodney

MOM Cares

Tionne Scribner

Baltimore City: Building Strong Competitive Cheerleaders

Tolu Sosanya

Faith Leaders for Excellent Schools

Gregory Tarver

The Listening Project

Jacquelyn Thomas

Take Time 2 Talk, Touch & Teach (T2T3)

GIVE Program

Applications are now open for GIVE, a nine-month fellowship offered through Visionary Partner Organization Business Volunteers Maryland that prepares rising leaders (ages 25-40) in Baltimore for civic engagement and community leadership. 

Know a rising leader that could benefit from the program? Nominate them...
Paint & Sip
HomeBound logo with Paint and Sip background
2017-18 Elevation Awardee and founder of HomeBound, Shannon Epps, is holding a fundraiser with Operation Home to support their work with the homeless.

When: Saturday, October 7, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Where: Savannah's Island Bar and Grill
Donation: $30

Call Shannon at 443-928-6982 for tickets or more information.


On September 28, President & CEO Fagan Harris was honored to receive the Betamore Silo Breaker Award.
September 26 was National Voter Registration Day, and Mile 22 Associates' Baltimore Democracy Fellow Eean Logan kicked off a week-long series of events around voter registration and education.
Fellow Cohort 3 had their end-of-year celebration on September 22 -- we're so proud of all this group accomplished, and looking forward to their involvement as alumni as they continue to strengthen Baltimore's social impact sector!
Elevation Awardee Liliane Makole of Mera Kitchen Collective, was featured in Baltimore Magazine.
On September 19, Place for Purpose employer partner Loyola Early Learning Center was featured in The Baltimore Sun as they opened their doors for the first time this school year.

2016-17 Elevation Awardee Michelle Antoinette Nelson was named to the first class of ambassadors for Baltimore Magazine.
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