Partnerships can be hard but in the end they almost always prove their worth. Such is the case for Open Door America and a series of interwoven jobs partnerships that began in 2011 in embattled East Baltimore. As Jacques Kelly's story in the August 12, 2017 Baltimore Sun shows, the best partnerships take time, heart, and determination. We first got involved in East Baltimore over nine years ago feeding and clothing needy people. We continue our work today through skills training and job placement partnerships with outstanding organizations like Your Baltimore Community Development (YBCD). When you support the excellent work of YBCD, you help further the mission of Open Door America. Partnerships get it done!
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.
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