West Baltimore One of Six Neighborhoods Selected for $1.5M Civic Engagement Initiative!

On Wednesday April 14, 2010 at City Hall Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Tom Wilcox, President of the Baltimore Community Foundation, to announce the launching of Neighbors in Deed, a new civic engagement initiative starting this spring in the city. Neighbors in Deed is a three-year program that will begin with six Baltimore neighborhoods: West Baltimore, Northwest Baltimore, North Baltimore, Belair Edison, Highlandtown, and Dundalk in Baltimore County. Each neighborhood has identified priorities on which to focus with the help of a team of the University of Maryland School of Social Work graduate students.

In West Baltimore, older adult volunteers will engage younger adults to serve as the next generation of community leaders, in collaboration with the Citizen's Planning and Housing Association (CPHA).

This $1.5M initiative is funded by a $1 million grant from Atlantic Philanthropies, and a total of $500,000 in matching funds from the Baltimore Community Foundation, and the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation.

Congratulations to West Baltimore for being selected for this exciting opportunity!

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For more information, including related press releases and news articles click on the links below:

Press Release - Mayor's Office

BCF and Mayor Announce $1 Million Civic Engagement Effort in in Six Neighborhoods

Baltimore Community Foundation and City team on $1M Neighbors in Deed Initiative

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