Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Health Funders Affinity Group and the Affinity Group on Aging for the third conversation in our mental health series. Our distinguished panel will share their expertise and intense work to create and sustain a 988 mental health crisis hotline. Together we will explore national and state models and their funding supports, the development plan for the initiative, and learn about Maryland’s need to implement and advocate for its urgency at the 2022 Legislative session. This is a call to action – 988 is not just a phone number – it is a proactive resource for people reaching out for help.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a conversation at the nexus of education and health. Together, we will explore how schools are responding to children in mental health crisis, how those students are being supported, what this looks like in practice, and ways the philanthropic community can be supportive.

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 01:30 to 03:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for our annual conversation with Baltimore City Public Schools Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Sonja Santelises. Dr. Santelises will share updates on City Schools 3-year plan to provide a robust education for students. She will also share information about opportunities for the funding community to support City Schools in light of their investment plans for federal American Rescue Plan dollars (ESSER III). 

Monday, September 20, 2021 at 01:00 to 02:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with the new Maryland State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury. This will be a great opportunity to learn Mr. Choudhury’s goals for the Maryland State Department of Education, anticipated needs for the upcoming school year, along with an opportunity to explore the role of philanthropy in supporting public education in our state.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a special presentation by the Fund for Educational Excellence on their newly released report, Not In Service: Why Public Transit Must Aim to Serve Students. This special presentation will include a briefing and discussion of the report analysis, findings, and recommendations.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Education Funders Affinity Group for a two-part series on tutoring programs. For our second discussion, our speakers Joshua Michael from University of Maryland Baltimore County's Sherman Scholars Program and Maryellen Leneghan and Alan Safran from Saga Education will introduce us to their mathematics tutoring programs. Come learn about what we know about effective math tutoring practices, programmatic models for two leaders in mathematic tutoring, and ways philanthropy can help to expand tutoring supports in Baltimore.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Education Funders Affinity Group for a two-part series on tutoring programs. The first discussion will take place with three of Baltimore’s largest tutoring providers focused on literacy. We'll be joined by Lindsay Sullivan, Amplify; Rudi Zellman, The Literacy Lab; and Jeffrey Zwillenberg, Reading Partners. Come learn about what is happening with literacy tutoring programs, what those programs looked like before the pandemic and going forward, possibilities around what’s needed to scale those programs, and ways that philanthropy can help.

Thursday, June 03, 2021 at 01:00 to 02:00 PM

Open Society Institute (OSI) Baltimore was recently awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to pilot strategies to close the vaccination gaps among communities of color, which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join this conversation with Scott Nolen, director of the Addiction and Health Equity program at OSI-Baltimore to discuss the Equity-First Vaccination Initiative, what we currently know about vaccine decision-making, and to talk about opportunities to leverage or pool our resources to ensure that every Baltimore resident has meaningful access to empirically accurate information and vaccination plan that suits their needs.  Jennifer White of the Horizon Foundation will present on findings from a national study on COVID vaccine decision making in communities of color including local findings from Howard County.

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