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Abell Brief: Summer 2016

Abell Brief Summer 2016

Working To Enhance The Quality Of
Life in Baltimore And In Maryland

 

 

SUMMER 2016

ABELL SALUTES

Civic Works' Baltimore Center for Green Careers 

Civic Works’ Baltimore Center for Green Careers is working to address two of Baltimore’s biggest challenges: high unemployment, particularly among returning citizens, and an aging housing stock that is energy inefficient and fossil fuel reliant.  To learn more about how BCGC trains, supports, and successfully places individuals in green economy jobs that earn a living wage, click here.

ABELL REPORTS

Finishing the Job

Finishing the Job: Modernizing Maryland’s Bail System highlights the urgent need for bail reform in Maryland.  It shows that the current system results in economic and racial disparities, fails to adequately address public safety, and ignores evidence-based practices that have been effective in other states.  Written by the Pretrial Justice Institute, the report offers a path toward implementing change in Maryland’s pretrial system. Read more here.

 

Bringing the B to Baltimore

Can a company be profitable and still do right by its people, community, and environment? Yes. Learn more about how companies that strive for these kinds of benefits can self-measure their progress using the "B Corporation" framework and what the growth of these companies can mean for Baltimore City.  "Bringing the B to Baltimore" calls on city leaders in Baltimore to increase their focus on those local companies and suggests the adoptions of the B corporation--or B Corp--framework to support those efforts. Read more here 

 

WINNER OF THE 2016 ABELL AWARD IN URBAN POLICY

Litter-Free Baltimore

Litter in Baltimore is a public nuisance that drives down property values, clogs and damages sewers, provides food for rats and is unhealthy for the Chesapeake Bay. What can be done? In Litter-Free Baltimore: a trash collection policy framework based on spatial analysis and social media, two Johns Hopkins University graduate students examine the scope of the problem and propose a multi-pronged strategy for making litter collection more efficient and cost effective.

 

ABELL FOUNDATION 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

We are proud to share our 2015 Annual Report here.