Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

October News Bites from the Strong City Community

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.

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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 of the Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center, was named a semi-finalist.

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Strong City In the News

Baltimore Sun column Jacques Kelly wrote a column updating the progress of renovations at the Hoen Building, which will be Strong City’s new home starting in 2020. And Maryland Matters published a column about the four Bank of America Student Leaders who worked at Strong City over the summer.

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Small Grants for Census Work Now Being Accepted 

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. Grant applications will be accepted between now and November 20.

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Orioles Honor YLKA Director 

Ciera Daniel, Executive Director of the Young King’s Leadership Academy, was honored by the Baltimore Orioles with their Community Hero Award at a recent Orioles game. The Orioles donated $2,500 that will be used for student field trips during the upcoming year.

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Strong City Wins Grants for Hoen Building, Organizing Work 

Two recent awards will advance Strong City’s upcoming transition to East Baltimore. A $250,000 Community Catalyst Grant from the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development will help us complete renovations at the Hoen Lithograph Building, where we will be moving at the end of 2019; and a $25,000 Community Builder grant from Bank of America will support community organizing and advancing economic mobility in and around Collington Square.

Baltimore Beat Is Newest Fiscally Sponsored Project 

Strong City is pleased to welcome the independent online news source Baltimore Beat to the fiscal sponsorship community. Led by Lisa Snowden-McCray and Brandon Soderberg, Baltimore Beat is a community-facing, community-accountable media outlet owned and run by journalists that prioritize telling the truth over maintaining access to power.

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