Southwest Baltimore’s Sowebo Arts and Music Festival returns this Memorial Day weekend with live music, interactive arts and crafts, a wide range of activities, food vendors and more for the entire family to enjoy. For more information click here.
Carroll Park Youth Baseball League. The Chesapeake Center for Youth Development and Friends of Carroll Park are looking for youth ages 9-13 and adult volunteers for the new Co-Ed Carroll Park Youth Baseball League. Players have been practicing for two weeks on fielding, throwing, and catching.
The Southwest Partnership is hiring an Events and Marketing Manager. The Events and Marketing Manager will organize, coordinate, and manage community events for the Southwest Partnership and its member organizations and market the vision and mission of the Southwest Partnership.
About the Southwest Partnership
The Southwest Partnership is a coalition of seven neighborhood associations and six anchor institutions in Southwest Baltimore building an awesome, diverse, cohesive community of choice in the Southwest Partnership neighborhoods of Barre Circle, Franklin Square, Hollins Roundhouse, Mount Clare, Pigtown, Poppleton, and Union Square.
We work on a comprehensive range of community development activities–from housing and commercial development, to public safety and transportation, to historic preservation, to workforce development and strengthening our schools.
The Marketing and Events Manager will be the lead person for events and marketing guidance for Southwest Partnership organizations, neighborhoods, Committees, community members, businesses, and staff. They will:
- Manage Southwest Partnership events such as our biannual community meetings
Organize and support existing community events including the SoWeBohemian Arts and Music Festival, the Mount Clare Mother’s Day Celebration, and the Union Square Cookie Tour
- Identify opportunities for and develop new events across the Southwest Partnership neighborhoods that will promote neighborhoods and initiatives, build community connectedness, and bring visitors to the area
- Assist in creating content about events and community happenings for our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and the Southwest Partnership website
- Build a robust, useful, regular community newsletter that will update community members, partners, and the general public on Southwest Partnership activities and projects and put together our annual report
- Provide guidance and expertise to Southwest Partnership Committees and the Board of Directors on marketing and events
- Work with our Fund Development Committee on crafting and sharing the Southwest Partnership story
- Work to provide relevant information to our public relations partner for event publicity and press material development
The Southwest Partnership is a new organization, and this is a new position, so the Marketing and Events Manager will work with the staff and Board of Directors to develop specific roles and areas of focus.
Because of the nature of community work the schedule will be flexible but evening and weekend hours will be required.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
A successful Southwest Partnership Events and Marketing Manager will be:
- Flexible and adaptable
- Innovative and comfortable developing new projects and programs
- Able to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of people and understand their individual goals and expectations
- Enthusiastic about the Southwest Partnership neighborhoods and our mission and vision
- Organized and able to work very independent
The Marketing and Events Manager will have:
- Five years experience in managing events
- Five years experience in marketing
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Experience and comfort with managing social media content on a variety of platforms
- Familiarity with Baltimore City, and preferably with the Southwest Partnership neighborhoods
The salary range for the position is between $40,000 and $50,000.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Michael Seipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
#LetsBMore for our community by volunteering! Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes many opportunities to get outside and do something for others! From gardening to neighborhood cleanups, there are many ways to get involved. Have an opportunity and need volunteers? Let us know by commenting below.
James McHenry Elementary/Middle School (31 S Schroeder St) serves students in grades pre-K through 8 in the Hollins Roundhouse and Poppleton neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to tutor students, provide lunch supervision, support families, work in the new literacy lab and more! For more information about volunteering at James McHenry contact Emily Ames-Messinger, the Community School Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Steuart Hill Academy (31 S Gilmor St) serves students in grades pre-K through 5 in the Mount Clare and Union Square neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed daily to work one on one with students, coach sports teams, and in the after school program. For more information about volunteering please contact Around Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School
Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School (1400 W Lexington St) serves students in grades pre-K through 8th grade in the Franklin Square neighborhood. Volunteers support after school programs, teachers, and work one on one with students. For more information about volunteering please contact the school at (410) 396-0795.
St Luke’s Episcopal Church
St Luke’s mission is to serve and nurture young people in our community. Volunteers are needed for a number of outreach ministries including college and career readiness programs, after school programs every Wednesday, and a summer program. Programs focus on art, literacy, and gardening. For more information, contact Trivia Payne, the Missioner for Community Engagement, at email@example.com.
George Washington Elementary School
George Washington Elementary School, located at 800 Scott St in Pigtown, serves students in grades pre-K through 5th grade. Volunteers help out after school and in a variety of programs. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Mrs. Saintiche at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading Partners at Southwest Baltimore Charter School
Southwest Baltimore Charter School
B&O Railroad Museum
PopFarm is a community farm adopted by James McHenry Elementary/Middle School is located at 14 N Schroeder St. Farmers include James McHenry’s Garden Club and seniors from nearby Hollins House. Volunteers are needed to clean up, build, maintain, weed, and beautify the garden. For more information visit http://www.popfarm.org/join or email email@example.com.
SAFE Alternatives Center
Irish Art for Zella’s March Show
SoWeBo Arts is calling for art submissions for our March 2017 show at Zella’s Pizzeria. Please include a 30% commission in your price. Wall art works best in this venue.
Bring up to three pieces to Fran Rahl at 27 S. Stricker St, 21223, on Sunday, February 26. For more information or to make other arrangements, call Fran at 443-883-6047.
The opening reception is Wednesday March 1. So we can’t accept any work after February 26.
When you walk into New Beginnings Barbershop, you will immediately notice the art on the wall from local artists and the chatter of happy customers that frequently visit. You’ll probably also notice Troy Stanton. Stanton has been a Master Barber for more than 20 years in Baltimore City starting when he was a teenager. Stanton’s talent has brought an artistic form to the barber experience. He successfully runs his business with Rick Phaison and Caira Daniels, whom he has been working with since his days at Lenny’s House of Naturals.
New Beginnings Barbershop is deeply rooted in the community and, because of this dedication, they have teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to promote better health by providing FREE health screenings and immunizations now through February. Every Friday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, you can receive a blood pressure check, receive a flu shot and get your blood drawn to test for cholesterol and diabetes. Kaiser Permanent representatives give great customer service and provide excellent information to those who have healthcare concerns or needs for themselves or their families.
New Beginnings Barbershop
1047 Hollins St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Sunday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
One of Southwest Baltimore’s holiday traditions is returning this Sunday to Union Square: the Christmas Cookie Tour! On this special afternoon, you’re invited to stroll through beautiful 19th-century homes that are on the National Register of Historic Places. The homes are decorated to the nines in a variety of holiday styles. It’s a delightful way to celebrate the holidays and try many different homemade holiday treats.
The best part of the Christmas Cookie Tour is the sense of community! The homes represent a strong sense of “family” amongst neighbors and showcases some of the best aspects of living in Southwest Baltimore.
We even have two cookie recipes from cookies that will be served this Sunday!
WALNUT MAPLE COOKIES
Courtesy of Donnell Nance
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup California walnuts, toasted and chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Beat the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the egg. Mix in the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir in the baking powder, salt, flour, and walnuts.
Place on parchment paper lined baking sheets 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes.
VANILLA BEAN CONFETTI COOKIES
Courtesy of Claypots
makes about 18 cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sprinkles
2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Transfer the chilled dough balls to the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space in between each ball.
Bake until the cookies have spread and are just beginning to brown around the edges, but are mostly pale and soft, 8 to 10 minutes.
Let cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
The Southwest Partnership neighborhoods are some of the oldest in the city and have some of the richest history! From H.L. Mencken to Edgar Allan Poe to the B&O Railroad, many of the things that make Baltimore, Baltimore, got their start right here! And the Southwest Partnership Historic Preservation Committee works to preserve that history and use it to celebrate everything great about Southwest Baltimore!
But the history of the Southwest Partnership area goes much deeper than big names or inventions: the stories of people who have seen the neighborhoods in the past, remember how they used to be (for good or bad), have long family histories, or more recent ones, who have been active and involved in their neighborhoods or have kept to themselves are just as–or even more– important to the overall story of the neighborhood.
Folks don’t alway realize that their stories and photographs are important or interesting. That’s why the Southwest Partnership Historic Preservation Committee has started the Southwest Storytelling Project to collect stories and pictures about the neighborhood’s past, create a free and easily accessible archive of information, stories, and photographs, and use the archive to tell the diverse stories of the area and to raise the profile of the Southwest Partnership neighborhoods in the city and beyond.
We will be holding a series of events throughout the neighborhoods during which community members are invited to attend, share stories about specific topics related to the Southwest Partnership area’s past, and scan any photos or documents that they would like to preserve.
The first event will be Saturday, November 12th and we’ll be talking about church, school, and community–including what it was like to attend school or church in the Southwest Partnership neighborhoods, what community events were held in the past and what neighbors did together. Community residents are invited to attend, share and listen to stories, and bring photographs to share that they would like scanned and preserved online. For more information or to RSVP please call 667-210-2105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Storytelling Project: Church, School, and Community
Saturday, November 12th
St Luke’s Church 217 N. Carey St
Light refreshments will be provided
Being a new resident in the SWP community, I’m always looking to for new food to try in the area. I love trying new things and checking out small businesses because, in my opinion, they serve the best quality. Living so close to Zella’s pizzeria and Mi Ranchitos can be painful for my wallet because I do appreciate Taco Tuesdays and a good meat lovers pizza. I try to stay away only because if I didn’t, I’d end up eating at these places every day!
Although I am fortunate to live so close to Hollins Market, I recently thought it’d be a good idea to check out other areas of the community to see what they have to offer. I heard great things about the Pigtown Farmers Market through Facebook and word of mouth. The first time I went it was in mid-September, it was a beautiful day and it being outdoors helped the mood tremendously.
It was a wonderful experience as I had never been to a farmers market before. Everyone was extremely friendly and there were many things available for children as well, which was great to see. What was also great was the many food options that were provided. I was very excited to learn about the popular vendors around the area and local businesses. One of my all-time favorite local vendors was Ms. Genifer’s Veggie Rolls. She was selling them for $2, so it was easy to say yes. Her egg rolls were amazing it was hard to just eat one! I was very excited to go back to the market so that I can get more.
On the final day of the market for the season, it was sad to see this end but great to see how many people were passing through. I was especially excited to have some more egg rolls! Unfortunately, because Ms. Genifer takes care of many kids after-school and is involved in other activities she was only selling her homemade sauce, but even the sauce is super delicious! I admire her involvement in the community and her recipes. I’m glad that there are many ways to help the community thrive and that people are taking advantage of it, and I can’t wait to experience more yummy food!
Until next time,
Julie R., SWP Intern
Latinos United for Health is raising awareness for the Latino population all throughout Baltimore City. Latinos comprise the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in Baltimore City and nationwide. By mid‐century, Latinos will constitute nearly one-third of the nation’s population. In Baltimore, the Latino community represents a diverse and heterogeneous group, with many different cultural heritages (Central American, South American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban and other Hispanic/Latino backgrounds).
Latinos United for Health wants to bridge the gap so that Latino citizens can overcome some of the challenges facing their community. Some of these challenges include access to a primary care provider and prenatal care for women. In a comprehensive effort with the Baltimore City Cancer Program, the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Community Engagement Center, the Southwest Partnership, and Latinos United for Health have put forth a campaign to raise awareness about Latino health in general. Latinos United for Health will host a health fair and provide information that can serve as a tool for public health efforts to advance the health of the Baltimore City Latino community.
The Baltimore City Cancer Program is a community-based program that was an initiative of University of Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since its inception, the program has provided services for over 33,000 Baltimore city residents. Some of the screenings include breast exams, cervical cancer, oral cancer, and colonoscopies. Members from the Baltimore City Cancer Program, the UMB Community Engagement Center and the Southwest Partnership will be canvassing the Mt. Clare community to raise awareness about cancer prevention, information on obtaining free mammograms, colonoscopies and pap smears for Latino Families in Mt. Clare.
Members from the Baltimore City Cancer Program, the UMB Community Engagement Center and the Southwest Partnership will begin canvassing the Mt. Clare community to raise awareness about cancer prevention and provide information on obtaining free mammograms, colonoscopies and pap smears for Latino families in the area.
So come out October 22, 2016, 10:00am – 2:00pm to learn more about community clinics and other available resources!
To learn more about Baltimore City Cancer Program email email@example.com or call 410-244-7026
To learn more about Latinos United for Health email Veronica Duran firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-328-4673
To learn more about UMB Community Engagement Center email Kelly Quinn email@example.com or call 410-706-8260
To learn more about the Southwest Partnership email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 667-210-2105