Children experience the stresses of poverty alongside their parents, with long-term consequences for their development. Tackling the challenges they face concurrently can have a much greater impact on their well-being as a whole family.
Communities where the Foundation has hometown ties and introduces innovative strategies that integrate the best programs and promising approaches for serving children and their families.
Weaving together programs and services that support kids and their parents to respond to their needs at the same time
Creating high-quality learning environments for kids from birth and into their school years to help them succeed
The ability to read well by the end of third grade is a predictor of success in school and life.
Children and families in high-poverty areas frequently lack access to the education and health services that are essential to healthy child development.
Connecting parents and other low-income individuals to job training, education, financial counseling and other services to help them become financially stable
Low-income workers struggle to earn enough to support their families. Finding jobs that pay well and having access to programs and services for child health care, food, income supplements and other necessities can help families make ends meet.
The right education and training can bridge the gap between prospective workers and employers in high-demand industries such as health and construction.
Creating safe communities with strong resident leaders and access to work and educational opportunities, affordable housing and recreational spaces
Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s kids and families.
Building public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Atlanta kids and families in low-income communities.
In Elev8’s hometown of Baltimore, a disproportionate share of these families live in Black communities and include young people participating in remote learning and programming. To bridge this digital divide, the nonprofit has taken matters into its own hands.
On Sept. 15, young leaders from 14 organizations in Baltimore will begin learning about building sustainable, self-sufficient nonprofits and initiatives. Read to learn about the six-month program, now in its second year.
This study summarizes investment trends across Baltimore from 2004 to 2016, measuring neighborhood disparities in capital flows. Download the report and read a case study of the East Baltimore Development Initiative, which received more than $1 billion in investment.