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
....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
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
BUILD fights for 1,000 healthcare jobs for unemployed, underemployed and people transitioning from prison. Video link below:
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"Leaders of a community coalition that called for the resignation of Anthony Batts say the city has an opportunity for a fresh start after the police commissioner's firing. Read more about BUILD Hopeful About New Commissioner
After the global financial crisis hit in 2007, the small business that Mr Bey set up after his final jail stint ran into trouble. “I found myself falling backwards very quickly [and] drugs came back into my life.” Read more about Baltimore Unrest Highlights City's Deprivation
Why is anyone surprised that isolated young people from one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country took their anger to the streets? While we don’t condone looting and violence, our only surprise is that it hasn’t happened sooner. Read more about BUILD Addresses Baltimore Eruption: 'Unrest is Generations in the Making'
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