Baltimore, Maryland

Opportunity Youth Forum Partner Information:

Opportunity Youth Collaborative: TheCONNECT – Baltimore City Opportunity Youth Collaborative

Backbones/Lead Organizations: Ingoma Foundation & CASA of Baltimore

TheCONNECT

theCONNECT is a cross-sector collaborative of government agencies, service
providers, educational institutions, employers, and non-profit organizations.

This Collaborative is engaged in a collective impact effort to connect or reconnect
Baltimore’s youth, not connected to work or education, to the economic life of
Baltimore by creating and enhancing pathways to careers and entrepreneurship
leading to family- and life-supporting wages and business ownership.

This strategy focuses heavily on relationship-building and a community organizing
approach to access existing programs, pathways, and services, and partner with
organizations to streamline what is in existence, link networks, reduce duplication,
and expand the pie while limiting competition for scarce resources.

Areas of Collaborative Focus: Postsecondary education; Workforce; Entrepreneurship.

Joined OYF: 2013

OYF Project Participation:

  • Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund

 

Resources

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