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From left to right: Asta Petkeviciute from Social Impact Commons, Kim Lillig and Josh Clement from Strong City Baltimore present. Fiscal sponsors from across the country convened in Philadelphia at the end of October for the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors (NNFS) National Gathering. In this still-burgeoning sector of the nonprofit industry, the Gathering is a vital space for fiscal sponsors to share challenges, find solutions, and advance the work of fiscal sponsorship. This year,
With Strong City’s much-anticipated move to the Hoen Lithograph Building just weeks away, we sat down with CEO Karen D. Stokes to hear from her why the organization is making this move, how it will affect the work Strong City does, and what the future may hold. Q: This organization has been a fixture in North Central Baltimore for 50 years – most of that time as Greater Homewood Community Corporation, and since 2015 as
Last Chance to Apply for City Census Grant Strong City is partnering with Baltimore City’s Complete Count Committee to ensure maximum awareness of and participation in the 2020 Census. The city is making grants of $500 to $5,000 available to community groups to do Census-related work. Act fast – applications close Wednesday, November 20 at midnight. APPLY FOR A GRANT HERE Take the Blueprint for Baltimore Survey  Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s “Blueprint for Baltimore: 2020 and
Baltimore Beat led by Lisa Snowden-McCray (right) and Brandon Soderberg (left) Dance and Bmore Director To Be Honored CJay Philip, Artistic Director of Dance & Bmore, will be honored as an Arts Advocate at ArtsCentric’s Annual Gala on Sunday, October 20th. LEARN MORE MOMCares Founder Wins Homecoming Hero Award  Ana Rodney, Founder and Executive Director of MOMCares, was one of five winners of T. Rowe Price’s 2019 Homecoming Hero Awards. Also, Blair Franklin, Executive Director
Neighborhoods are constantly changing. How does Baltimore’s history of redlining and segregation continue to affect housing patterns today? Is gentrification inevitable? And what are people doing to manage change in their communities? These and other urgent questions will be on the table as Strong City Baltimore presents a panel discussion on “Investment, Disinvestment, and Neighborhood Change in Baltimore,” Saturday, November 2, at Brilliant Baltimore, the combined Light City/Baltimore Book Festival. The event will take place