Elevation Awards

2018-19 Elevation Awardees Community Leaders Showcase

2018-19 Elevation Awardees Community Leaders Showcase

The Elevation Awards Awardees received seed funding to develop a diverse array of programs, from opening furniture banks to creating a drop in center for LGBTQ+ youth. Join us in celebrating our 2018-19 Elevation Awardees Community Leaders, our Keynote Speaker will be Chris Wilson author of The Master Plan.

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5 things we learned from social entrepreneurs in New York

As part of its commitment to equity in leadership, Baltimore Corps provides $10,000 in seed funding and additional support to community leaders with community solutions through its Elevation Awards. Too often, these leaders do not have access to the funding and supports necessary to incubate early-stage ideas.

Read Elevation Awards' Coach Mischa Toland's account of lessons learned in trading ideas with innovators in the Big Apple: http://www.therenewalproject.com/5-things-we-learned-from-social-entrepreneurs-in-new-york/

B360 is teaching STEM skills through … dirt bikes?

Elevation Awardee Brittany Young talks about B360. (Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Whether it’s in person or on social media, dirt bikes always draw interest in Baltimore.

Growing up in West Baltimore, Brittany Young was one of the many who turned out to watch the riders.

She saw the passion of the people who own the bikes and ride up-close. As an engineer, ...she believes that energy can be used as a vehicle to learn about STEM. Young created B360, which is one of the ventures in the current Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab cohort, to turn the program into reality.

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Elevation Awards' newest grantees

In September, Baltimore Corps kicked off the Community Grants Initiative (aka Elevation Awards), which deployed planning grants and tailored support to residents of West Baltimore who are piloting novel approaches to strengthening their community. Today, Baltimore Corps is proud to announce the addition of four more awardees and their initiatives: Aisha DaCosta-I am Okah!, Kimberly Ellis- Breaking Bread, LLC, Ronald Riddick - Community Grocery, and Shannon Epps - Loads of Love.
To learn more about these incredible individuals and their work, click here.