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Baltimore workforce development

Strengthening Baltimore’s Workforce System

Concentrated poverty, persistent racial segregation and discriminatory hiring, housing and education practices have contributed to higher unemployment rates in Baltimore City compared to the rest of Maryland — especially among African Americans. Learn more about efforts to strengthen the city's workforce development efforts.

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In late 2019, Baltimore City Public Schools began to educate staff about racial equity and the historic barriers that students of color have faced. The work is part of a broader district policy — adopted in June 2019 — that aims to implement an equity framework, in which officials work to remedy systemic issues that affect students of color.

Increasing Opportunities for Baltimore Kids and Families

Summer Grants Program

Our Baltimore Direct Services Grants program supports community-based or community-serving nonprofits providing summer activities for children and youth in Baltimore City.

A New School

Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School — the city's first newly constructed school in more than 20 years — takes a holistic approach to education.

Elev8 Baltimore

This initiative provides school-based health services, resources, support and out-of-school opportunities to East Baltimore middle school students and their families.