Baltimore is home to 18,000 disconnected youth – young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither working nor in school. Several organizations are working collaboratively to create new paths to opportunity for these young people. Please join us for a stimulating forum with workforce development leaders, policy experts and youth leaders to explore what works and how to strengthen Baltimore’s approach.
An advisory Meeting with Beth Strommen, City Office of Sustainability and policy leader within Baltimore’s Vacants to Value Strategy.
Please join us at Maryland Philanthropy Network to discuss an important opportunity focused on developing education and employment pathways for youth ages 16-24 that are out of school and out of work.
Please join us for a program featuring Karina Fortuny, Research Associate at the Urban Institute's Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, who will provide summary demographic and socioeconomic information about two generations of Maryland's immigrant population. We'll end with a discussion about implications and topics for further exploration
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The Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative at Maryland Philanthropy Network has released a report designed to provide information on the labor market for the retail trade and food services/drinking places sectors in Baltimore City. This report was prepared by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council as part of Advancing Careers in Retail-Baltimore, a BWFC-sponsored partnership aimed at improving job quality and advancement opportunities...
For over a decade, members of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative (BWFC) have supported a growing number of industry focused workforce development initiatives, and the outcomes are notable. Through these efforts, previously unemployed residents are getting industry recognized certifications and jobs with career advancement opportunities at impressive rates. This report highlights several of these initiatives and offers recommendations on how they can be expanded.
This report lays out a range of strategies that can help address Baltimore’s urgent need to do more to create new opportunities for the city’s large population of disconnected youth.