- Wayne Butcher – Program Director – BTI
- Annetta – Airs – Workforce Program Manager
- Sherman Davis – Futech Engineering Solutions
- Courtney Massey – Futech
- Rachel Goodrich – SWP
- Ryan McGonigle – General Manager – 10:12 Sports
- Leslie Prewitt – Executive Director – BTI
- Lou Packett – Neighborhood – Franklin Square
- Demetrius Goodwin – NPower
- Tjwana Dixon – Placement specialist – Npower
- Jon Law – ABC
- Michael Franklin – Workforce Development Manager – UMMC
- Ellen Levy- Groundwork Kitchen – Paul’s Place
- Danielle Lew – Drop in center – Paul’s Place
- Merceditas Smith – Bon Secours Community Works
- Joanne Nathans – JOTF
- Geoff Stack – Per Scholas
- Kristen Moore – BSCW
- Regina Merritt – Manager of Community Partnerships – Lifebridge
- Mira Appleby – Lifebridge
- Kurt Sommer- Executive Director West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation – Lifebridge
- Lisa Mulls – Lifebridge
- Monica Njoku – Lifebridge
- Lifebridge Health Presentation
VSP: funded by Lifebridge/West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation to work in Southwest Baltimore
Have both workforce development and business services–have janitorial and printing contracts and also provide workforce development services.
Have been able to transition people into training into employment at Lifebridge.
Partnership will provide 50 residents with services/training through the PATH program. Planning on starting March 1st.
5 part process – intake, career assessment, hard skills, internship, and placement
Identified 5 entry level positions through Lifebridge –
8 week paid internship at Sinai or Grace hospital
Active job development to maximize Lifebridge opportunities and beyond Lifebridge to both provide leads and work on job finding skills
Provide wrap around services to help people be on a career path
Referral process: yet to be determined, but will be referred directly to VSP.
Assessment process–do an educational assessment as well as a vocational interest assessment, also do MBTI/personality test.
PATH Program Contacts: email@example.com, 443-955-7526 firstname.lastname@example.org, 443-955-7523
Lisa asked about wrap around services–do take a case management approach and then connect community members to services that meet their individual needs.
Ideal candidate is someone interested in working in a healthcare setting. Looking at 18 and over. GED and diploma are preferred but not requirements.
Have identified five entry level positions. Focused on career development, anticipate connecting community members with education opportunities. Have had graduates move up the career ladder at Lifebridge. Take an individualized approach with community members–have found that the 8 week internships have enough time for folks to meet their goals and get hired.
Lifebridge working to build relationships with BTI and NPower to include the training they provide in the workforce programs provided by Lifebridge
Lifebridge is working on building a community center on W Baltimore St, working with the community on design.
Work with other medical providers on job placement.
- Incorporating Racial Equity Into Soft Skills Training
One of the elements of the ABC Communities of Practice that roundtable members are interested in was providing students/community members with support around dealing with predominantly white institutions/microaggressions.
CHOICE program and JARC offer some of this training–roundtable members are interested in learning more about how organizations incorporate these skills into their soft skills training.
NPower has the University of Maryland School of Social Work to talk about code switching, micro-aggressions and how to manage dealing. Cherita Adams, Assistant Dean for Administration & Strategic Initiatives at UMM-School of Social Work
BTI has a mentorship program with past students and current students
UMMC has a few initiatives that integrate topics around racial equity training into their training for community members in their programs.
Committee is interested in discussing this more at a later meeting
Per Scholas: recruiting 50 people in Q1 for IT support courses
UMMC: IT recruiting event on Tuesday, also free legal services through MD Legal Aid
ABC 3 Upcoming convenings and trainings: 2/4 1-4pm: Asset-Framing Training (RSVP to email@example.com, one seat per organization)
2/12 2-4pm: Workplace REI Training
3/19 10am-12pm (tentative time): Community of Practice TBA
http://www.abc-md.org/new-page: ABC 10 essential questions
NPower currently recruiting for class that begins in February
SWP recruiting young people to be more involved in SWP Committees kick off February 4th Education Committee meeting
Virtual grand opening of Grace Medical Center ER
West Baltimore Renaissance Foundation
Two things from UMB. 1) Free Tax Prep Svcs available from Md CASH Campaign at UMB CEC and 2) Lisa is pulling together a group to help UMB decide its workforce strategy moving forward. If you’d like to be a part of the team to discuss, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.