On May 8th, a 37-year-old man with three-and-a-half years of time served and 18 months still to go in the Maryland parole and probation system went to work. He went to work in a job that could eventually pay him over $50,000 annually. A job with health care, retirement benefits, and paid vacation.
This is what we do.
BALTIMORE, MD -- Above the fold, this morning's paper screams the terrible truth: drugs and drug-related murders are killing the city. While Washington dithers and Annapolis scatters until next January, Baltimore is in a death rattle.
To tell the truth, we've had a run of bad luck lately with a handful of employers and workforce partners that just don't get it. When is everyone going to learn that we're all in this together? But, that's a story for another day. So . . .
. . . when we run across a visionary CEO like Jeffrey Brown of Brown's Super Stores of Westville, NJ (ShopRite and Fresh Grocer), we just have to pass it on. We think you're going to like this story so much . . . you will pass it on.
Better yet, if you live in the Delaware Valley or greater Philadelphia area, we encourage you to make it a point to support Mr. Brown's stores with your commerce and word of mouth. He definitely gets it! And America is better for it.
Open Door Baltimore, a nonprofit that fights poverty by working with businesses to provide living-wage jobs, is expanding beyond the beltway. To better reflect the organization’s larger mission, the board of directors recently approved a new identity and logo.Read More