Baltimore's Promise Update – March 2019
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 including:
- Grads2Careers, a partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and Baltimore City Public Schools. Grads2Careers (formerly known as the Career Pathways Demonstration Model) is an initiative seeking to build a pathway for recent City Schools graduates who are looking to enter the workforce and not planning to attend college full-time after graduation into well-paying, high-demand and high-growth occupations.
- The citywide Integrated Data System. Working with the Mayor’s Office and city agencies, Baltimore’s Promise is developing the partnership and legal groundwork for a system which will integrate de-identified, individual-level data across agencies and systems and give Baltimore City a more comprehensive understanding of residents’ experiences and the ways that resources are used in the city.
- The Summer Funding Collaborative, a public/private/non-profit funding collaborative of over 10 funders that work together with Baltimore’s Promise as the backbone to fund high quality summer experiences for Baltimore City’s youth.
- Data analyses that drive policy and practice change, including but not limited to the Post-Secondary Pathways report that has informed the development of Grads2Careers, an in-process 0-5 fiscal landscape, and analyses of current high school students’ iReady scores to gain a better understanding of reading and math remediation needs pre-graduation.
Baltimore's Promise has five ambitious goals for the City's youth as they progress through life:
• Babies are born healthy
• Children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed in school.
• Children and youth achieve at grade level in school.
• Youth graduate high school prepared for the next step without remediation.
• Youth earn quality post-secondary credential or receive training and are career ready.
This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only. Lunch will be served.