Our 2017 Annual Report highlights workforce development programs that successfully place returning citizens in jobs; changes to the pretrial system that reduce the reliance on cash bail; career and technical education (CTE) pathways that lead to meaningful careers; expanded access to sports programs and physical activity; progress in the fight against youth homelessness; energy and safety upgrades for seniors and low-income homeowners that stabilize neighborhoods; and investments in entrepreneurs that grow our city and our economy.
Our 2016 Annual Report profiles actions we have undertaken to address inequities and facilitate meaningful opportunities. These efforts include providing vision care for students; offering essential resources to immigrant families; supporting healthy food access and community markets; resolving student loan debt; building a pipeline for early college access; securing earned assets to help build wealth; and laying the foundation for an equitable transition to clean energy.
Our 2015 Annual Report highlights after-school academic leagues to inspire intellectual achievement; cross-sector partnerships to expand access to effective birth control and reduce unintended pregnancy; advocacy and direct service campaigns that support vulnerable homeowners and restore community stability; public-private ventures that expand access to clean energy and grow green jobs, and investments in entrepreneurs and small businesses that grow our neighborhoods and our city.
Our 2014 Annual Report illustrates some of the creative and successful efforts that are taking place across the city today: tutoring programs that are closing the achievement gap; workforce training programs that are equipping exoffenders for—and placing them in—meaningful jobs; greening initiatives that lower utility bills for seniors on fixed incomes; youth development programs that provide stability and enrichment to homeless youth; and support services for low-income women in need of treatment and a safe place to stay. These programs offer vital reminders of our power and capacity to affect change.
This annual report provides an overview of the initiatives and themes that emerged in 2013, and spotlights the inspiring people and programs that led this important work in Baltimore.