Exploring Innovative Ecosystems in Under Resourced Neighborhoods
Oct
13
Oct 14

Exploring Innovative Ecosystems in Under Resourced Neighborhoods

  • Coppin State University

The Network for Developing Conscious Communities has partnered with West Baltimore organizations to convene The West Baltimore National Community Development Conference from October 13 - 14, 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference “Exploring Innovative Ecosystems in Under Resourced Neighborhoods”, centers on dialogues surrounding conscious community development with emphasis on equitable community development, sustainable creative approaches, community placed economic development and healthy neighborhoods.

 

We invite you to join resident stakeholders, non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs, public and private sector, as we share best practices, collaborate on sustainable community development practices and implement new community development paradigms based on a conscious community development approach. This conference is committed to developing sustainable and effervescent neighborhoods; as well as celebrating the spirit of community. Won’t you join us?   

Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Servings of Legacy Art and Free Music Sets Unveiling @ The Avenue Bakery

  • The Avenue Bakery

Baltimore, Maryland – The Avenue Bakery Family and The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation (TRTCHC) is proud to announce the installation of Glory Days of Matinees at “Avenue” Theaters photomontage on Saturday, June 11, 2015 @ 4pm.  The unveiling of the mural highlights African American movie posters and the Avenue theaters that featured them, was curated by Baltimore based artist and music historian Stuart Hudgins.  It will take place on the grounds of The Avenue Bakery located at 2229 Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217, in the Royal Theater & Community Heritage Garden.  The 16’ x 4’ montage pointes to the important role that film and theaters once played in our Historic community; where African Americans and Whites could stroll safely along The Avenue once known for its diverse mix of entertainment, restaurants and social activism.  Hudgins will be on hand to introduce a short program of films from his collection inside the community room.

Following the unveiling, guests will be entertained by THE FIRM, a community favorite jazz band.  Rosa “Rambling Rose” Pryor-Trusty, noted entertainment columnist for the Afro Newspaper, community historian and author will be on hand for a book signing of her recently published Afro-American, Community, History & Entertainment in Maryland.  Guests may also contribute to the “Rebuild The Royal Theatre One-Brick @ A Time” fundraising campaign, by purchasing one or more of the 3,000,000+ bricks needed to rebuild the iconic venue.  The requested donation for each brick is $5.50.  Dinners and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the afternoon.

The Courtyard Summer Music Series features performances by Baltimore’s most consummate musicians and performing artists.  Scheduled performances are set to take place from 4:00 – 8:00pm on the following Saturdays: June 11 (The Firm), July 2, August 13 (Dunbar Jazz Ensemble) and September 3 (Aaron Rhines and The Groove Unit).  Limited seating, so bring a lawn chair.

Distinguished by its tasty offering of original “Poppay’s Rolls”, heirloom-inspired baked goods, a museum-quality experience featuring a gallery stroll of archival footage and framed photos that bring the golden era of Pennsylvania Avenue to life, under one roof – The Avenue Bakery now entering the fifth year, is the 1st stop on The Pennsylvania Avenue National Heritage Tours, and continues to attract a robust, eclectic, growing following statewide and regionally of all races and ages.

May
23
8:00 pm20:00

Moms As Entrepreneurs Expo

  • Pixilated LLC

The Moms As Entrepreneurs Expo is an opportunity for the participants of the Moms As Entrepreneurs Academy to display their products and services to the community. Moms will also pitch to win seed funding for their business. 

Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

Kindling

  • Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Maryland

Like in other cities, many Baltimore residents stick with who they know, largely limiting their access to those who are familiar or share commonalities. Our city’s geography, customs, and years of tradition have hardened the boundaries making it even more difficult to engage and connect with others outside of our normal routine. Although this isn’t unique and happens in communities across the country, our City can’t afford to continue business as usual. We must do better so we can be better. We are in a moment where we need to strengthen real engagement around a movement to propel our City forward. This movement needs to encompass the ENTIRE city.  

One of the first steps in moving beyond the divides in our community is building relationships with our fellow Baltimoreans so that we can increase awareness and empathy.

So we introduce, KINDLING.

Kindling participants will engage in three guided one-on-one conversations.  These conversations will take place with randomly selected participants.

The goal of these conversations is to share our stories, discover our commonalities, and explore the possibilities for how to bridge our divides.

Startup Soirée Featuring Jamie McDonald, Founder of Generosity Inc.
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Startup Soirée Featuring Jamie McDonald, Founder of Generosity Inc.

  • Impact Hub Baltimore

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

STARTUP SOIREE AT IMPACTHUB BALTIMORE

DATE: April 28th, 2016

TIME: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

LOCATION:  ImpactHub Baltimore

10 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202

Jamie McDonald is the Founder of Generosity Inc.  Her mission is to spur people to give, act and innovate on behalf of communities.

She began her career in investment banking industry, but since then James has shifted her personal mission from startups and venture capital to innovation and growth of the generosity economy. Since founding Generosity Inc, Jamie has worked with communities, schools and organizations around the country.

Jamie advises nonprofits, cities and states on online giving, crowdfunding, giving days and monthly giving programs. She also writes and speaks about next generation philanthropy and the rise of giving movements as a force for changing communities.

 

Economic Inclusion Conference at the Coppin State University, College of Business
Apr
27
8:00 am08:00

Economic Inclusion Conference at the Coppin State University, College of Business

  • Coppin State University

Economic Inclusion:  Entrepreneurial Progress through Meaningful Participation

The morning plenary and workshops will provide students, faculty, community members, and small businesses with valuable information related to starting a business, banking, financial management, and small business access. Concurrent sessions will be hosted in the Talon Center on Coppin State University's Campus. 

Featuring Keynote Speakers: 

Stephen Auvil, Senior VP for technology transfer and commercialization. Stephen Auvil is responsible for overseeing Maryland Technology Development Corporation funding programs and fostering the transfer of technologies from universities and federal laboratories into the commercial sector.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Named one of the "Power 100" by Ebony Magazine, Mr. Taylor leads an organization responsible for providing this country a robust and diverse pipeline of talented workers and future leaders.

... and Panelists:

  • Donald Thoms, Vice President of General Audience Programming at PBS (Retired)
  • Lazetta Braxton, MBA CFP, President of Financial Fountains Inc.
  • M. Scott Lilly, President of the Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC) and Vice President of Programs for Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
  • Pat Mikos, Program Manager, CTE Student and Assessment Services Branch Division of Career and College Readiness Maryland State Department of Education Maryland State Department of Education
  • Jimmy Rhee, Special Secretary MD Governor's Office of Minority Affairs
  • Justin Tanner, MBDA Associate Director of the Office of Legislative, Education and Intragovernmental Affairs 
  • Brian A. M. Williams, Founder and CEO, PurchaseBlack.com
  • Elgin Klugh, PhD. Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice & Applied Social and Political Sciences, College of Behavioral and Social Science 
Apr
19
8:30 am08:30

Building Stronger Communities Summit: An Exercise in Collective Impact

  • Coppin State University - Talon Center

Look forward to a day filled with:

  • Speakers addressing today's emerging issues
  • Knowledge sharing round-table discussions
  • Breakfast and a delicious networking lunch
  • Interactive and entertaining hands-on labs

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Earl S. Richardson
President, Morgan State University 1984 - 2010

Topic: The Role of Historically Black Institutions in Community Development & Renewal.

Join in engaging discussions led by: 
Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa – Baltimore City Police Department
Dr. D. Jason DeSousa, UMES Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Dr. N. Joyce Payne – Founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Mr. Chriss Knisley - President, Haystax Technology 

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Earl S. Richardson
President, Morgan State University 1984 - 2010

Topic: The Role of Historically Black Institutions in Community Development & Renewal.

Join in engaging discussions led by: 
Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa – Baltimore City Police Department
Dr. D. Jason DeSousa, UMES Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Dr. N. Joyce Payne – Founder, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Mr. Chriss Knisley - President, Haystax Technology

Conference Mission: To apply a Collective Impact approach towards strengthening marginalized communities. Connecting strategic stakeholders for identifying a successful synergistic and systematic approach to change.
  • Identify how private industry, NGOs and institutions of higher learning (HBCUs and MSIs) can be best utilized as the conduit for partnerships in community development and economic growth.
  • What initiatives should be implemented in order to develop a successful Center for Community Partnerships for Economic Development, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Education, Youth Development, Job Creation, Community Building, and Public Safety.
  • Identify pathways from access to success by preparing our youth for careers of the future in cyber-based technologies.
  • How we can best create trust between the community and those who serve it; closing the gap between law enforcement and communities, creating safer communities and better environments for growth.

AGENDA:

Light City: Greater Mondawmin: Open Beats
Apr
1
3:00 pm15:00

Light City: Greater Mondawmin: Open Beats

  • 2401 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21215 United States

Presented by BGE

Artist: Llamadon Collective

Artists Felipe Goncalves and Jose Rosero will create an interactive projection mapping and audio control hybrid installation in the heart of Mondawmin Mall.

OPEN BEATS will encourage children, families, and visitors of all ages to play with artist-made controllers to make music. Participants will see their improvised songs visualized through audio-responsive visual projections designed by Jose Rosero.

Later in the day OPEN BEATS will also feature live performances from members of Llamadon, Kariz Marcel, and children from the youth enrichment workshop.

Feb
27
2:00 pm14:00

Open Mic – Poetry, Rap, Music, Talent

  • Penn North Enoch Pratt Library

Come display your poetry, rap, music and other talents! Open to all ages.

Signup starts at 2 p.m.; event begins at 2:30pm. Microphone and speakers provided.

Startup Soirée: Building An Innovation Economy Featuring B. Cole, Founder & CEO of Brioxy
Feb
25
6:30 pm18:30

Startup Soirée: Building An Innovation Economy Featuring B. Cole, Founder & CEO of Brioxy

  • Maryland Art Place

Building An Innovation Economy Featuring B. Cole, Founder & CEO of Brioxy.

YOU MUST REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT.

Cole is the force behind Brioxy, a membership platform for young people of color bringing fellowship hacking, social capital, home ownership and life coaching to one central place for the country’s fastest growing demographic. A graduate of the London School of Economics, Cole is a BMA Echoing Green Fellow, Coro Fellow, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholar and Spirit of Dolores Huerta Award recipient, she has worked across the US and internationally on issues of leadership development and social capital.  

Brioxy is the fastest growing social capital network for millennials of color. We work to put our members on the road to success through career advising, home ownership support and unique opportunities to increase their networks. We invest in innovators who drive transformative change. By harnessing the energy and vision of young people of color—we are reshaping the opportunity landscape in this country.

Feb
23
6:00 pm18:00

Black Mental Health Alliance’s #BlackMindsMatter Baltimore Rising: Summoning the Village

  • Coppin State University

Title Black Mental Health Alliance’s #BlackMindsMatter Baltimore Rising: Summoning the Village

Description The Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA) initiated a Call to Action for mental health professionals, community healers and advocates in the immediate aftermath of the Baltimore uprising to address the mental health needs of our community. Participants identified key areas that need attention with respect to mental health:  jobs, economic development, education, youth, policing and criminal justice and advocacy.  

Date February 23, 2016

Time 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Where Coppin State University, Health & Human Services Building, Room 103, 2500 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21216.