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Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – May 2018

ICCC Launches in Baltimore; Development Program for Businesses Now Open for Applications

The Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program is seeking Baltimore business participants for this national program that positions inner-city businesses for long term success.  The ICCC’s 40 hour curriculum emphasizes capital access to help small businesses in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability and employment.  Businesses can apply directly or be nominated for the program by third parties. Support for the ICCC is made possible through Kaiser Permanente and the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office.  More Information.

Maryland New Directions Hosting Employment Resource and Job Fair

A range of employers including anchor institutions as well as workforce development organizations will be on hand to support job seekers at 2640 St. Paul Street on Thursday, May 31 from 9 am to 12 pm.  Maryland New Directions is coordinating the resource and job fair with support from Central Baltimore Partnership and the BIP.  Individuals are encouraged to bring hard copies of their resume.   The event will also include free resume review as well as information about industry skill job training opportunities.  For more information.

NEW! Directory of Resources and Intermediaries to Help Find Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, and Local Business Enterprises

Intermediaries can play a critical role in connecting small businesses to the buying power of large businesses and anchor institutions. Often these organizations can identify firms that can meet buying needs while also offering capacity building, technical assistance and connectivity to additional resources that are needed to help the small businesses succeed.  This working document contains brief summaries of 20 organizations, websites, and business directories that BIP partners, stakeholders, and staff have used to help identify local, minority, and women-owned businesses.  Organizations include government agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit enterprises with Baltimore City or State of Maryland focused operations.  Download the Directory

Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen Local Hiring

This blog post captures the work and leadership of Towson University and their participation in Humanim’s Administrative Assistant Training Program.  It reflects on their challenges and approaches to local hiring and underscores the importance of partnerships and collaboration in fostering successful economic inclusion outcomes.  Read the Blog Post

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce

The Baltimore Integration Partnership partnered with Towson University and the Governor’s Workforce Development Board to host our 3rd Annual Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum on May 16th.  This year’s forum was focused on diversity and inclusion and attended by representatives of area communities, businesses, nonprofits, anchor institutions, and government agencies.  Full video coverage of the event is now available of the featured speakers including Clair Minson of Associated Black Charities, Leah Cox of Towson University, Kylie Patterson of Johns Hopkins University, Willy Moore of Southway Builders, Tammira Lucas of Moms as Entrepreneurs, Calvin Butler of Baltimore Gas and Electric, and Heather Lageman of the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland. News Story | Event Coverage with Video

HopkinsLocal 2nd Year Progress Report

With the creation of HopkinsLocal, leaders from Johns Hopkins University and Health System committed to set concrete, measurable goals over three years and to be transparent about the institutions’ results. At the end of the second year of the program—measured from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017—leaders from Johns Hopkins reported exceeding those goals.  Progress Report

Analysis of Patterns of Employment by Race in Baltimore City and the Baltimore Metropolitan Area

This new report by Associated Black Charities presents data on racial differences in employment, employment growth, earnings and job turnover. It finds African American employment is concentrated in lower wage industries and occupations and African American workers tended to earn less than their white counterparts and experience higher employment turnover.  It also finds that African American employment experienced faster post-recession growth than white employment
across all industries.  Read the Full Report

New Website Launched

The BIP has launched a new website.  Please update your links and visit us at www.baltimorepartnership.org

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Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally

A new directory of Baltimore nonprofit and public workforce development organizations is now available to help employers and community stakeholders find workforce partners to meet hiring needs. It summarizes the work of more than 45 organizations that support Baltimore City workers by offering skills training, eliminating barriers to employment, and facilitating job placement.  Learn More

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The Baltimore Integration Partnership is funded by the national Living Cities Integration Initiative, the Surdna Foundation and receives generous local support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Goldseker Foundation, Associated Black Charities, The Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative and the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG). ABAG acts as a backbone organization, coordinating and staffing the partnership.

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Resources and Intermediaries to Help Find Minority-owned, Women-owned and Local Business Enterprises

Intermediaries can play a critical role in connecting small businesses to the buying power of large businesses and anchor institutions. Often these organizations can identify firms that can meet buying needs while also offering capacity building, technical assistance and connectivity to additional resources that are needed to help the small businesses succeed. This working document contains brief summaries of 20 organizations, websites, and business directories that BIP partners, stakeholders, and staff have used to help identify local, minority, and women-owned businesses. Organizations include government agencies, nonprofits, and for-profit enterprises with Baltimore City or State of Maryland focused operations. Download the Directory (PDF)

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2018 News and Press

May 31, 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update

  • ICCC Launches in Baltimore: Development Program for Businesses Now Open for Applications
  • Maryland New Directions Hosting Employment Resource and Job Fair
  • New! Directory of Resources and Intermediaries to Help Find Minority-owned, Women-owned, and Local Business Enterprises
  • Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen Local Hiring
  • Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce
  • HopkinsLocal 2nd Year Progress Report
  • Analysis of Patterns of Employment by Race in Baltimore City and the Baltimore Metropolitan Area
  • New Website Launched
  • In the News
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally

May 29, 2018
Building Community Partnerships to Strengthen Local Hiring” – TU Innovates

  • April 6 – The Colored Waiting Room – The American Civil Rights Movement Then and Now
  • Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce
  • Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) Coming to Baltimore
  • The Criminalization of Poverty: How to Break the Cycle through Policy Reform in Maryland
  • Recruiting Underway for Next Round of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
  • MICA Launches New Book Store Featuring Made in Baltimore Products
  • BIP and Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce Host Reverse Vendor Fair
  • In the News
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally

January 17, 2018

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and Baltimore Integration Partnership to Host “Open to Growth: A Procurement & Reverse Vendor Fair for Small Businesses” – Global Newswire

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce

The Baltimore Integration Partnership partnered with Towson University and the Governor’s Workforce Development Board to host our 3rd Annual Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum on May 16th 2018.  This year’s forum was focused on “Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Maryland’s Workforce” and was attended by representatives from area communities, businesses, nonprofits, anchor institutions, and government agencies.  News coverage, PowerPoints, and video of the event are now available.

1) Full Agenda (includes links to slide presentations)

2) Featured Workforce Outlook Presentation: Employment and Racial Disparities in Maryland’s Workforce Pipeline (PowerPoint)
Michael Siers, Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute

3) Whats Working and Why:  The Lightning Presentations (Link to YouTube Speaker Videos)

  • Opening Up Barriers to Wealth for Frontline Workers of Color
    Clair Minson of Associated Black Charities,
  • Building an Inclusive Organization in Five Steps
    Leah Cox of Towson University
  • Creating Economic Inclusion via Purchasing and Hiring Goals
    Kylie Patterson of Johns Hopkins University
  • Jumpstarting Careers in the Construction Industry
    Willy Moore of Southway Builders
  • Taking a Chance on Moms
    Tammira Lucas of Moms as Entrepreneurs
  • Exceeding Diversity Goals to Make Greater Impacts
    Calvin Butler of Baltimore Gas and Electric
  • Addressing the Workforce Shortage of Women in Computer Science
    Heather Lageman of the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland.
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2017 News and Press

December 2017/January 2018

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Open to Growth
  • Food and Beverage Business Casting Call and Open House
  • Kaiser Permanente Joins the BIP Board
  • BLocal Announces Year 1 Performance Outcomes
  • Made in Baltimore Opens Holiday Pop-up Store; Grows Certification
  • Free Development Programs for Businesses through Johns Hopkins and BLocal
  • MICA’s BCAN Initiative Launches; Fellowship Applications Now Being Accepted
  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally
  • City Seeds Opens New Kitchen in Food Hub
  • Administrative Training Program Cohort Graduates; Recruiting for Next Class Underway
  • In the News

10/19/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Employer Directory of Workforce Organizations to Help Hire Locally
  • Towson University commits to economic inclusion and joins the BIP Board; LifeBridge Becomes Co-Chair
  • Anchors, BIP, City Seeds Kick-Off New Food Business Initiative
  • BIP Anchor Institution Economic Inclusion Activities
  • Central Baltimore Future Fund Helping Propel Investment and Opportunity
  • Anchored In Place: How Funders Are Helping Anchor Institutions Strengthen Local Economies
  • In the News
  • Financing Baltimore’s Growth: Measuring Small Companies’ Access to Capital

7/18/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Recommendations and Community Perspectives to Advance Baltimore’s Anchor Work
  • MICA Launches B/CAN to Support Baltimore’s Creative Economy
  • Kaiser Permanente and Bon Secours Partner to Support West Baltimore
  • Race Us:  Movement Toward Closing the Gaps
  • A Conversation with David Williams on Race and Health
  • Second Round of Anchor Admin Training at Humanim Funded
  • The Social Determinants of Economic Security
  • Anchors in the News

5/31/2017

When Big and Small Businesses Team Up, Both Benefit – Public News Service

5/10/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • University of Maryland Launches New Partnership for West Baltimore
  • HopkinsLocal Releases Year 1 Progress Report
  • Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum
  • Job and Workforce Fair in Central Baltimore
  • Kaiser Permanente Outlines Power of Procurement
  • Baltimore Anchor Work Featured in Yes! Magazine
  • Anchors in the News

3/15/2017

How the Neighborhood That Inspired “The Wire” Is Pulling Its Residents Out of Poverty – Yes Magazine

2/28/2017

Baltimore Integration Partnership Update – Adventures in Philanthropy Blog

  • Strengthening Baltimore’s Workforce: Reflections and Lessons Learned
  • Growing Anchor Institution Local and Minority Purchasing
  • Central Baltimore Future Fund Launches
  • ‘Big Bean Theory’ Sprouts with Baltimore Anchors
  • Pilot Administrative Training Program Completes 3rd Cohort
  • New Orleans Visits Baltimore
  • Anchors in the News
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