2016 Annual Conference | April 8-12, 2016 | Washington, DC

The Future of Community

 Identity.  Purpose.  Place.

Baltimore Site Session Agenda

11 am – 12:15 pm

TRAVEL TO BALTIMORE & OVERVIEW OF BALTIMORE AREA GRANTMAKING
  • Celeste Amato  President, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

LUNCH

Center for Urban Families

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO THE CENTER FOR URBAN FAMILIES

Social investment experts have much to learn from the founder and leader of the Center for Urban Families. His work to support fathers and families in achieving stability and economic success has received international recognition.

Jones and Patterson will speak about the work of the Center and its integrative approach to supporting families. He will also talk about the ancillary community benefits that come from providing fathers an opportunity to parent their children.

  • Joe Jones – Founder, President, and CEO, Center for Urban Families,
  • Tenille Patterson – COO, Center for Urban Families

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

BUILDING A STRONG GRANTOR/ GRANTEE RELATIONSHIP

Foundations have played an important role in strengthening the programs of the Center for Urban Families. Annie E. Casey Foundation has helped them think through cutting-edge ways to evaluate the program’s impact, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has assisted the Center with creating refinements to its program. This discussion will focus on how collaborative grantmaking leads to greater impact.

  • John Brothers – President, T. Rowe Price Foundation
  • Joe Jones – Founder, President, and CEO, Center for Urban Families
  • Loren Harris – Director of Family Economic Security, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Kimberly Spring – Senior Research Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation

1:15 pm – 1:35 pm

TOUR OF THE CENTER FOR URBAN FAMILIES

Participants will tour the Center’s cutting-edge facility and learn more about its programmatic work in support of the Mondawmin neighborhood of Baltimore and the wider city.

1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

A HISTORY OF STRUCTURAL RACISM IN BALTIMORE

One of the country’s leading public historians, who has been working with policymakers to promote understanding of the city’s history, will talk about how Baltimore’s neighborhoods developed. She will chart the development of inequality and its impacts on the economy, politics, and culture of “The Greatest City in America.”

  • Dr. Elizabeth Nix  Assistant Professor of Legal, Ethical, and Historical Studies, University of Baltimore

2:05 pm – 2:15 pm

BREAK

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR OF BALTIMORE
  • Dr. Elizabeth Nix  Assistant Professor of Legal, Ethical, and Historical Studies, University of Baltimore
  • Moses Hammett – Organizational Partnerships Liaison, Center for Urban Families
  • Fagan Harris – CEO, Baltimore Corps

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

ARRIVE AT OUTWARD BOUND BALTIMORE

Orianda Mansion – Crimea Estate

Leakin Park

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

OVERVIEW OF JUVENILE JUSTICE CHALLENGES IN BALTIMORE
  • Karen Webber – Director of our Education and Youth Development Program, OSI-Baltimore

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

POLICE AND YOUTH CHALLENGE PROGRAM DISCUSSION

For several years, Outward Bound Baltimore (OBB) has worked to build experiential educational opportunities for youth in Baltimore. Recent contributions from corporate and family funders have helped OBB expand its police and youth challenge, which pairs more than 3,000 police officers with youth to build mutual understanding and respect. Initial evaluations of the project have shown that it is having a positive measurable impact, and a multi-year study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health is examining the program’s long-term impact.

  • Ginger Mihalik  Executive Director, Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School 

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

WRAP UP

This open discussion time, moderated by one of Baltimore’s premier civic leaders, will provide participants with the opportunity to share their thoughts on the day’s programming and to discuss the inter-relatedness of the challenges facing Baltimore and their own communities. This highly interactive session is intended to spur conversation about the day’s programming and to help participants connect the day’s activities with their work back home.

  • Michael Cryor  Chair of the Steering Committee, One Baltimore

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

RETURN TRAVEL