Monday, November 13, 2023 at 03:00 to 04:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Dr. Jennie Wu, Executive Director of Strategy and Continuous Improvement for Baltimore City Public Schools, about their continuous improvement work, the cycles around it, and what it looks like to improve practices.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2023 at 12:00 to 01:30 PM

Join the Prenatal-to-Five (PN5) Affinity Group to learn about a strategic new partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education that is relevant to the successful implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future. Martha Holleman of Strategic Thinking for Social Change will share a draft scope of work for a child care supply and demand study and Laura Weeldreyer of Maryland Family Network will provide a broader contextual lens, which helps illustrate how the supply and demand study is an integral component of implementing the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.

Monday, September 18, 2023 at 11:00 to 12:30 PM

Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for our annual conversation with members. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 03:00 to 05:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for our quarterly peer-to-peer exchange and Happy Hour! Come prepared to share information about which grant are you excited about; what has changed with your funding during COVID and what has stayed the same; and what have you sustained that will help your grantees more or changed how your board funds?

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Friday, April 14, 2023 at 01:30 to 03:00 PM

Youth Grantmakers (YG) is a permanent, youth-led grantmaking body through which private and public youth-serving resources can flow. Baltimore’s Promise serves as the organizational home for this initiative working with local Funders and youth themselves to create a pooled grantmaking model. This intergenerational, grantmaking model has been developed in partnership with older youth from Baltimore City ages 16-24 as the inaugural cohort of YGs. 

According to the Baltimore City Youth Opportunities Landscape, only 9% of youth opportunities are available to youth ages 16-24 who have graduated high school or are not in school or working.  Therefore, in response to the overwhelming need for more opportunities, this first cycle of grantmaking distributed $525,000 in resources to support 10 youth-serving organizations providing economic opportunity and mobility programming for Baltimore City older youth ages 16-24.