Please join us for this program to learn the facts about these important scholarship programs, gaining knowledge of who can benefit and how “free” college programs are structured. We will be joined by Cristina Lopez , Donna Thomas, Director, Office of Student Financial Assistance at Maryland Higher Education Commission and Don Elliott, CCBC's Director of Continuing Education Operations and Online Learning. Maryland Philanthropy Network members will leave with a better understanding of opportunities and gaps in making a post-secondary degree or certification more accessible to all.
Join Baltimore's Promise Executive Director, Julia Baez, for an update on the efforts of Baltimore’s Promise and its partners and next steps for the organization. Baltimore's Promise is a collaborative dedicated to improving outcomes for the City's youth. At this program, the Baltimore’s Promise team will update Maryland Philanthropy Network members on several key efforts.
All funders interested in housing stability and homelessness are welcome to attend the quarterly meetings of Funders Together to End Homelessness – Baltimore.
The purpose of this group is to:
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.
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.
Increasing numbers of people are engaging in freelancing, independent contracting and gig work. These arrangements can offer flexibility and autonomy. They can also put workers at risk as they take on labor and capital costs without having access to employer insurance/benefits or a platform for collective worker voice. Join us for a discusssion on the implications of independent work in Baltimore and draw from the experiences with supporting freelance workers in the Bay Area and NYC.
This is the continuation of the Baltimore Workforce Funder Collaborative (BWFC) Retreat held in August 2018. The collaborative is dedicated to advancing labor market prospects of unemployed and underemployed Baltimore City residents while meeting the needs of our region’s employers for a skilled workforce.
Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Basic Human Needs and Workforce Development Affinity Groups invite you to a conversation about the next steps regarding employment and income strategies (the Journey to Jobs project); a summary of the resource development fiscal scan to which Maryland Philanthropy Network members contributed data as well as the plan that came out of it; and the status of shelter beds available to families.