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Inside BCF is a regular look at the Baltimore Community Foundation’s work to make Baltimore better. Join us as we talk about innovative solutions and progress on the ground.

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Inside BCF is a regular look at the Baltimore Community Foundation’s work to make Baltimore better. Join us as we talk about innovative solutions and progress on the ground.

    20 Minute Update: The LGBTQ Fund at BCF

    20 Minute Update: The LGBTQ Fund at BCF

    Over the course of the last three years, BCF has been listening and developing a way to fund organizations that address issues affecting young Baltimoreans who identify as LGBTQ. The result is the LGBTQ Fund at BCF. Join LGBTQ Fund advisory committee co-chair Frank McNeil and member Alice Young as they give us an overview of goals of the fund and its recent grant recipients.

    • 24 min
    20 Minute Update: The Kirwan Funding Formula

    20 Minute Update: The Kirwan Funding Formula

    After months of work, the Kirwan Commission has released its cost estimates and a draft funding formula that would allow the state of Maryland and its local school districts to pay for the improvements needed to provide a world-class education to all students. On Oct. 30, Strong Schools Maryland's Joe Francaviglia will join us to break down the funding formula and the path towards implementing Kirwan.    

    • 23 min
    20 Minute Update: Childhood Trauma

    20 Minute Update: Childhood Trauma

    Trauma has reached buzzword status in the media. But what is trauma, and how do schools help children deal with the trauma they have experienced? On Sept. 24, we'll sit down with Tiffany July-Lindo and Audry Motlagh-Harvey to talk about trauma, how it's defined, and what Judy Centers are doing to help children experiencing trauma.   

    • 22 min
    20 Minute Update: Regional Economic Development Planning

    20 Minute Update: Regional Economic Development Planning

    In a Baltimore Sun op-ed published July 29, BCF’s Patti Chandler and RBC Global Asset Management’s Catherine Banat advocated for a regional economic development plan that aligns with the unique needs of the Baltimore community. The writers join us August 16 to discuss how such a plan might provide a road map to economic success.

    • 22 min
    School Board reflections with Cheryl Casciani

    School Board reflections with Cheryl Casciani

    We're sitting down with Cheryl Casciani, the outgoing president of the board of commissioners of the Baltimore City Public Schools (she's also BCF director of special projects). She'll reflect on the challenges and successes during her tenure, and look to the future.

    • 20 min
    20 Minute Update: The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle

    20 Minute Update: The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle

    The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle is a major grantmaking force in Baltimore. With over 450 members, the Circle has made $5.3 million in grants to organizations that focus on promoting self-sufficiency for women and their families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

    • 22 min

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