WHAT’S HAPPENING IN PORT COVINGTON

The Foundery Celebrates One Year

June 8, 2017
[et_pb_section bb_built="1"][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.52"] The Foundery, located at City Garage in Port Covington, opened its doors for the first time in June of 2016. Since then, the team at The Foundery has exposed thousands of Baltimore-area residents to a broad range of skills and tools utilized in the building trades, celebrating its 700th skills-based class this week! The Foundery has also partnered with the Center for Urban Families to host the Port Covington Manufacturing Bootcamp, a career-based workforce development pilot program with the goal of better equipping Baltimore City residents to explore opportunities in manufacturing and the skilled trades. "We are a prototype shop, an incubator for manufacturing. The idea of this space is to build anything you want, regardless of economics status or educational background,” said Jason Hardebeck, CEO of The Foundery. For Jason, what is most impressive is “the look on someone’s face when they’ve completed something they’ve never done before.” Read more about The Foundery’s one-year anniversary in The Baltimore Sun. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery _builder_version="3.0.52" posts_number="3" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" gallery_ids="713,711,712" fullwidth="off" orientation="landscape" zoom_icon_color="#f2f2f2" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" background_layout="light" border_style="solid" auto="off" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Baltimore Water Taxi Hires Over 30 Baltimore City Residents

May 26, 2017
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] To support the expansion of its service, the Baltimore Water Taxi hosted two job fairs across Baltimore City. The first was held on Tuesday, April 25 at the Center for Urban Families in West Baltimore. The second was held on Saturday, April 29 at the UA House at Fayette in East Baltimore. Baltimore City residents, regardless of age or experience, were encouraged to attend either job fair to learn more about open positions, and interview on the spot. Nearly 100 people attended to explore potential opportunities, resulting in 27 deckhands and four new captains hired at the Baltimore Water Taxi. If you’re interested in working with Baltimore Water Taxi, click here and watch this video for more!   [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

The Port Covington Team is recognized as Most Inclusive Master Developer of the Year!

May 26, 2017
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] On May 12, the Maryland Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) hosted its 14th Annual Spring Breakfast Meeting and Business Showcase Expo. The event honored 14 mid-Atlantic area business leaders who advocate and contribute to the positive impact of minority-owned and women-owned enterprises. At the event, Sagamore Development Company, the master development team behind Port Covington, was named Most Inclusive Master Developer of the Year. Following the awards ceremony, 75 businesses participated in the Business Showcase Expo. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="627,628,630,631" fullwidth="off" orientation="landscape" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Lacrosse Clinic Comes to Cherry Hill

May 26, 2017
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] The Port Covington development team has partnered with the Cherry Hill Eagles Foundation to host a Lacrosse Clinic for boys and girls in South Baltimore. Beginning in early May, the clinic has been hosted every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the athletic fields at New Era Academy High School in Cherry Hill. With organizational support from South Baltimore community leaders including Raheem Brown, founder of the Cherry Hill Eagles Foundation, the lacrosse clinics have received an overwhelmingly positive response. Clinics have drawn as many as 40 children, including boys and girls ranging in ages from 7 to 15 years old. There is no cost to the participants. Volunteers include the former men’s lacrosse assistant coach and All-American from Georgetown University, former captain of Duke University’s men’s lacrosse team, and former co-captain of the Penn State University women’s lacrosse team. The volunteers focus on teaching fundamentals, utilizing passing drills, shooting drills, and ending with a fun game of “musical ground balls,” which challenges players to recognize a ground ball and pick it up quickly. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="635,637,639,636" fullwidth="off" orientation="landscape" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Port Covington and Six South Baltimore Communities Partner to Become the “SB7”

May 26, 2017
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] On May 23, the South Baltimore Six (SB6) communities of Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Curtis Bay, Lakeland, Mt. Winans, and Westport held a signing ceremony to formally create SB7 Coalition Inc. The Coalition is a new entity that will facilitate the delivery of community benefits associated with the redevelopment of Port Covington. The creation of the SB7 Coalition Inc. marks a significant step for the community benefits agreement (CBA) signed by the leaders of Sagamore Development Company (SDC) and the SB6 communities in 2016. The CBA set forth that Sagamore Development and the SB6 communities would work together to create a new entity to facilitate the delivery of community benefits to those communities. The SB7 Coalition has been designed to be a community-driven organization, positioning leaders from the six South Baltimore communities and Sagamore Development – the master developer behind Port Covington – as partners in the important work of ensuring communities in South Baltimore share in the economic, educational, cultural, environmental and social benefits associated with the redevelopment of Port Covington. A group of over 30 community leaders and members of the Sagamore Development team have worked tirelessly since the CBA was signed to complete the process of articulating a vision, structure, and near-term work plan for the new entity, consisting of combined leadership. The goal of the new SB7 Coalition will be to fund the immediate, ongoing, and generational community needs, as outlined in the CBA. “Since plans to redevelop Port Covington were first announced, Sagamore Development has shown they are fully committed to the South Baltimore communities,” said Michael Middleton, chairman of the Cherry Hill Community Coalition and new chairman of SB7. “We are thrilled to create the SB7 Coalition and welcome Port Covington to our group. As neighbors and friends, we look forward to working together for years to come to ensure Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Curtis Bay, Lakeland, Mt. Winans and Westport share in Port Covington’s long-term prosperity and economic future.” [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="646,642,643,644" fullwidth="off" orientation="landscape" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

Kevin Plank’s Cupid Foundation Funds Summer Jobs for South Baltimore Youth

May 26, 2017
[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Kevin Plank’s Cupid Foundation has donated funds to YouthWorks, Baltimore City’s summer jobs program which connects thousands of teens and young adults to meaningful summer work experiences throughout the City. This contribution will fund 40 summer positions specifically for students in the TransTech program at New Era Academy High School in Cherry Hill, providing students exposure to various careers in the maritime industry. Working with YouthWorks Baltimore, students will be assigned to various employers who have volunteered to train and employ the students over a five-week period. “We are pleased that this gift from the Cupid Foundation has enabled our students to obtain valuable experiences that will help prepare them for the workforce and build their careers,” said New Era Academy Interim Principal Kia J. Harper. “We understand that students deserve our support and need productive engagement between June and September, so New Era and our partners continue to work hard to find opportunities for our students during the summer.” Read more in the Baltimore Sun about the Cupid Foundation’s involvement with Youthworks here: bsun.md/2rv5c4S To learn more about YouthWorks, visit https://youthworks.oedworks.com/ To learn more about the TransTech program at New Era Academy High School, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z97zUCKEYk [/et_pb_text][et_pb_gallery admin_label="Gallery" gallery_ids="612,649,650,651,652,653,654,655" fullwidth="off" orientation="landscape" show_title_and_caption="off" show_pagination="off" background_layout="light" auto="off" hover_overlay_color="rgba(255,255,255,0.9)" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]