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Turnaround Tuesdays, Jobs, Employment, Baltimore IAF

‘Turnaround Tuesday’ Helping Those Who’ve Hit Rock Bottom Get Back Up

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
CBS Baltimore

The figures are pretty dismal. 75 percent of those who are released from prison, will be back behind bars within five years. And only half of those who remain free have jobs. Read more about ‘Turnaround Tuesday’ Helping Those Who’ve Hit Rock Bottom Get Back Up

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Mayor Catherine Pugh, violence, law enforcement, safety, Maryland IAF

250 BUILD Leaders Demand Release of Mayor's Anti-Violence Strategy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Metro IAF
BUILD turned out 250 members on August 2nd to demand Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh release her comprehensive strategy to fight violence. BUILD called on the Mayor to convene top law enforcement, corporate, and philanthropic leaders along with BUILD & the City Council to review the plan and make it actionable.
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Rev. Andrew Foster Connors, Community Organizing in Baltimore

Pugh Defends Approach to Baltimore Crime, BUILD Responds

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Baltimore Sun

....The Rev. Andrew Foster Connors, co-chairman of the advocacy group Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, said Pugh should make her crime plan available for the public to review. Read more about Pugh Defends Approach to Baltimore Crime, BUILD Responds

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school funding, Baltimore City Schools, Councilman Jack Young

BUILD Secures $70 M Commitment for Baltimore City Schools Funding Gap

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WBALTV

In alliance with principals and schools across the City, BUILD won an additional commitment of $10 million in funding, bringing the total to $70 million BUILD has organized to close the $130 million gap in school funding.

Baltimore City Council President Jack Young, along with 11 other city council representatives, announced the additional commitment of $10 million at a BUILD and Baltimoreans for Educational Equity action of 900 parents, teachers and principals. This follows commitments from Baltimore Mayor and State Legislature to provide $60 million to fix the gap. Read more about BUILD Secures $70 M Commitment for Baltimore City Schools Funding Gap

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Turnaround Tuesday, Baltimore, Jobs, Employment, Training

BUILD's Turnaround Tuesday Movement Hits Milestone of 240 Employed

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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BUILD has been at the forefront of the jobs movement in Baltimore and has leveraged its 4 decades of organizing experience to cultivate partnerships to promote jobs for returning citizens.   Aso f early December the movement has employed 240 individuals. Read more about BUILD's Turnaround Tuesday Movement Hits Milestone of 240 Employed

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Baltimore, Neighborhood Revitalization, Oliver, East Broadway

BUILD Revitalizes Oliver & Broadway East Neighborhoods in Baltimore

Friday, December 2, 2016
Baltimore Sun

....In the aftermath of the killings, local residents and churches, as well as the organization Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, called for action.

The result was a $10 million agreement with the Reinvestment Fund, a community development organization. A little more than a decade ago, Oliver had 623 abandoned houses.

There are now 188 rebuilt units, mostly two- and three-story rowhouses. There's a whole block of North Broadway that has been restored to splendid Victorian appearance.... Read more about BUILD Revitalizes Oliver & Broadway East Neighborhoods in Baltimore

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Youth Programming, City Budget, Rob English

BUILD Preserves $4.2 Million in Investments in Families and Youth

Friday, June 17, 2016
Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council leaders reached a budget deal Friday, likely averting a threatened government shutdown and preserving $4.2 million in funding for children and teens....BUILD rallied hundreds to protest the mayor's proposed spending plan that would have cut $4.2 million from youth programs. English commended Young and Councilwoman Helen Holton, the budget committee chairwoman, for taking a stand against it. Read more about BUILD Preserves $4.2 Million in Investments in Families and Youth

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Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Bishop Miles, Metro IAF, $69M Initiative

BUILD Wins Jobs for Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins Leads $69M Initiative

Monday, April 4, 2016
Washington Post & Baltimore Sun

From the Washington Post:

As the news conference ended at Zion Baptist Church in East Baltimore, Bishop Douglas Miles stepped forward and grabbed the mic to say, “This is historic.”

He shared a memory from the late 1960s: A young woman on a bus asked him what school he attended, and when he replied, “Hopkins,” she stopped talking to him.

That was the distance, he said, between the city and the university. Read more about BUILD Wins Jobs for Baltimore -- Johns Hopkins Leads $69M Initiative

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Jobs, after-school programs, accountability assembly, mayoral candidates

BUILD Secures Commitments from Baltimore Mayoral Candidates

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Baltimore Sun

Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, or BUILD, asked the leading mayoral candidates to commit to creating more jobs and expanding after-school programs for children before about 700 people at Coppin State University. At BUILD's urging, the candidates agreed to create the jobs over four years and to spend an additional $8 million annually on afterschool programs by their final year in office.

"We look forward to holding them accountable," said Rob English, the lead organizer of BUILD. Read more about BUILD Secures Commitments from Baltimore Mayoral Candidates

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Urban revitalization, East Baltimore, Calvin Keene, Memorial Baptist

BUILD Re-Shapes Market Dynamics For Baltimore Redevelopment

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Baltimore Sun

"Within days following the 2002 murders of the Dawson family, who were killed in retaliation for one member's testimony against area drug dealers, 400 people from Baltimoreans United in Leadership (BUILD) and the city's Oliver community stood in front of the Dawsons' firebombed home and vowed to not let those seven deaths be in vain. The group organized and made a strong commitment to changing the neighborhood. Read more about BUILD Re-Shapes Market Dynamics For Baltimore Redevelopment

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