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.
Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s “Blueprint for Baltimore: 2020 and Beyond” is a collaborative effort to create a community-driven agenda for Baltimore and hold the city leaders accountable. If you live in Baltimore City, take their brief survey to make the needs of your community known! Strong City is proud to be a Blueprint for Baltimore Community Partner.
Two new fiscally sponsored projects have joined the Strong City community: Sandtown-Winchester Harlem Park Collective and Friends of the Oliver Community Association! Sandtown-Winchester Harlem Park Collective, led by Inez Robb and Antoinette Mugar, is a group of community organizations that is creating a Master Plan for their two neighborhoods. Friends of the Oliver Community Association, led by Earl Johnson and Steven Duncan, is fulfilling a Community Development Block Grant focused on eliminating crime and grime in Oliver and will work with partners to assist with beautification, blight elimination, food security, youth education, and senior citizen enhancement.
If you have a skill to share or a story to tell, consider submitting a proposal to present a workshop at our 12th annual Neighborhood Institute. While we encourage all topics related to strengthening neighborhoods, ideas that connect to our larger “Building Civic Power” theme are especially welcome. The event is March 28 at BCCC, and applications are due December 15.
Harwood community artist Tamara Payne, whose work has been supported by Strong City, was recently featured on WBAL-TV’s “Project CommUNITY.” Congratulations, Tamara!