Community Matters to Focus on Innovative, Community-Driven Approach to Development in Baltimore

Posted October 21, 2015, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Community Matters: A Focus on People and Place

Join us Nov. 10 for the next webi­nar in our Com­mu­ni­ty Mat­ters series, which explores the com­plex issues sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty change — and the lessons we and oth­ers have learned from our work in com­mu­ni­ties around the country.

The ses­sion — Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment From the Ground Up: An Inno­v­a­tive Approach in Baltimore’s Oliv­er Neigh­bor­hood — will share the sto­ry of a com­mu­ni­ty-dri­ven effort to reclaim and rein­vest in an East Bal­ti­more neigh­bor­hood, which also is recount­ed in a new Foun­da­tion report slat­ed for release in November.

Locat­ed just north of the Johns Hop­kins Hos­pi­tal and med­ical cam­pus, Oliv­er was once a sta­ble com­mu­ni­ty with stur­dy hous­ing stock, strong church­es and small busi­ness­es. Like many urban neigh­bor­hoods, it suf­fered a decline over sev­er­al decades. Today, signs of hope, progress and finan­cial invest­ment abound in Oliv­er, thanks in part to a mar­ket-dri­ven approach to build­ing hous­es, busi­ness­es and community.

Fol­low­ing the unrest that shook Bal­ti­more in April, the Oliv­er sto­ry offers pos­i­tive lessons on inclu­sive com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment for fun­ders, pol­i­cy­mak­ers and oth­ers work­ing to pro­mote com­mu­ni­ty development.

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What: Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment From the Ground Up, a Com­mu­ni­ty Mat­ters webinar
When: Tues­day, Nov. 10, 2015 at 2 p.m. EST
Reg­is­tra­tion pass­word: communi

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