Join us on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Baltimore Design School for our 2015 Neighborhood Institute – a daylong series of workshops that provide city residents, neighborhood leaders, and community development professionals with the training and tools they need to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities.
Baltimore City is an extraordinary place, blessed with rich history, wonderful neighborhoods, and amazing people. It is also a landscape of many challenges. What if we could address these challenges – neighborhood by neighborhood – and move everyone forward to a stronger future? We can.
From fundraising to local food access, equitable development, code enforcement, and advocating for 21st Century schools, our workshops are intended to provide you with a toolbox of skills that help you tackle challenges big and small. This year’s workshop leaders include the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, LiveBaltimore, American Communities Trust, Neighbors Without Borders of Greater Southwest Baltimore, BNIA, Neighborhood Design Center, GHCC’s own expert staff, and more.
We are offering 36 workshops this year in the following tracks:
Grow Your Network: Collaborating with anchor institutions
Neighborhoods Matter: Improving quality of life block by block
Community Development 101: Strategies for ensuring sustainable change
The Art of Advocacy: How to effectively facilitate community action
Come Together: Tools for running a successful community association
It’s Easy Being Green!: Urban orchards, forest patches, storm water management, and more
Beyond the School Day: Building a community of support for students
Understanding Poverty in the 21st Century: Hard hitting facts and innovative solutions
Strengthen Your Skills: Professional and leadership development for the non-profit sector