The 2019 Maryland General Assembly begins Wednesday, January 9, 2019! Some are calling the upcoming session "The Education Session!" In the coming weeks, the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (aka Kirwan Commission) will release its final report and legislation will follow shortly thereafter. Join us for an Education Funders and Public Policy Committee Advocacy Action Discussion for 2019. During the discussion, we will share known updates for the Kirwan Commission and legislation as well as determine possible advocacy actions for grantmakers, both collectively or individually.
Join us as we close out the year and provide follow up from programs held in 2018. This will also serve as a time to raise regional or national initiatives and investments of interest, learn from other education funders, identify the potential for collaboration and explore new investment opportunities.
Please join the Health Funders Affinity Group for a program presenting an overview of the Total Cost of Care (TCOC) model. This program will cover the TCOC model’s framework, processes, and goals. The TCOC model’s priority areas, and programs will also be covered.
Please join the Green Funder and Workforce Development Funders Affinity Groups for a program highlighting the current transportation landscape in Central Maryland. This crosscutting session will cover the various policies, innovations, and activism related to transportation across the state and in the Baltimore Metro region. Additionally, the impacts of transportation on health, the environment, and access to jobs will be discussed to promote solutions that advance equity for communities in Maryland.
A year ago, representatives from CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional Learning, and Baltimore City Schools shared data from CASEL's then-recent social and emotional landscape analysis of City Schools. We learned about the anticipated partners and programs to support student needs, support systems and SEL curriculum, and development of school-based and district-level staff. Join us to learn about the implementation of those programs and additional programs to support student wholeness in the district.
Together, as the Maryland Community Foundations Maryland Philanthropy Network (MCFA), we speak with one voice in promoting philanthropy to benefit towns, cities and rural areas across the state.
In a one year period, 14 Maryland Philanthropy Network members invested nearly $12M to address homelessness in Baltimore City. Join us as we develop a more intentional group to address homelessness in Baltimore, including funders interested in employment and workforce development, to discuss issues and strategies.
The Public Policy Committee serves as a clearinghouse of policy information, responsible for informing members on government policies affecting the charitable sector and member interest areas; a resource on philanthropic practice, responsible for advancing members’ public leadership and policy advocacy; and an advocate, responsible for advising Maryland Philanthropy Network on local, state, and federal legislation that impacts foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Join Sadiq Ali, Executive Director, Maryland MENTOR, and his team to discuss their recently released report, Upholding the Covenant: State of Mentoring in Maryland 2018, based on the 15 mentoring town hall meetings they completed between April and July 2018. This is intended to be a high-level discussion on the state of mentoring throughout Maryland and Baltimore City, as well as the introduction and eventual fleshing out of a skeletal, innovative framework for funding mentoring in Maryland.