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Donte Kirby is a reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore and a Report for America fellow for 2020-2021. A Philadelphia native and graduate of Temple University, he moved to Baltimore in May 2020 after spending over a year in Rwanda serving as a Peace Corps volunteer.

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Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s data scraping tool is making record expungement easier access

Jul. 6, 2020 4:30 pm

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service’s data scraping tool is making record expungement easier

The nonprofit's Client Legal Utility Engine improves low-income residents' ability to see what cases they have open in the state and possibly get their criminal records expunged.
West Baltimore’s Carver High School graduated its first P-TECH class in June access

Jul. 2, 2020 11:33 am

West Baltimore’s Carver High School graduated its first P-TECH class in June

The IBM program graduated students from Carver Vocational Technical High School with a high school diploma and an associate degree.
Parity wins JHU Social Innovation Lab’s cohort prize growth

Jun. 30, 2020 10:22 am

Parity wins JHU Social Innovation Lab’s cohort prize

Parity founder Bree Jones was voted by her peers as the winner of the $25,000 prize to close out SIL's latest cohort of impact ventures. The company was founded to give legacy residents in disenfranchised communities a seat at the table in their own community’s redevelopment.
Civic tech orgs unite for HACK Baltimore-ETCAccelerate Challenge access

Jun. 26, 2020 12:24 pm

Civic tech orgs unite for HACK Baltimore-ETCAccelerate Challenge

HACK Baltimore and ETC want to get civic tech teams to MVP by August 2020, so they'll be eligible for AccelerateBaltimore and $50,000 in seed funding. Apply by July 6.
Elev8 Baltimore and Rowdy Orb.it bring free Wi-Fi to Cherry Hill access

Jun. 25, 2020 4:04 pm

Elev8 Baltimore and Rowdy Orb.it bring free Wi-Fi to Cherry Hill

Elev8 Baltimore in collaboration with Rowdy Orbi.t installed free WIFI that the community will be able to use for distance learning and internet access.
How Dent Education is creating opportunity for Baltimore youth during the pandemic access

Jun. 23, 2020 4:15 pm

How Dent Education is creating opportunity for Baltimore youth during the pandemic

Dent Education has trained 51 students to make face shields to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
How Create U Network is growing businesses and networks in West Baltimore access

Jun. 16, 2020 12:03 pm

How Create U Network is growing businesses and networks in West Baltimore

Based in Sandtown-Winchester the program aims to help "unconventional" entrepreneurs get to the next level and find community.
A new scholarship fund for tech bootcamps in 2U’s university network promotes equity in tech access

Jun. 12, 2020 3:26 pm

A new scholarship fund for tech bootcamps in 2U’s university network promotes equity in tech

Through the fund, underrepresented communities in tech will receive a $2,500 for tech bootcamps at universities like John Hopkins.
5 things we learned from the City Council budget hearing for Baltimore’s IT department civic

Jun. 11, 2020 1:29 pm

5 things we learned from the City Council budget hearing for Baltimore’s IT department

On June 8, members of the city council talked to Baltimore City Information and Technology Director Todd Carter about a proposed budget increase for 2021, open data and more.
Baltimore Health Corps is coming to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and unemployment civic

Jun. 5, 2020 10:50 am

Baltimore Health Corps is coming to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and unemployment

Baltimore city wants to hire 300 unemployed residents as contact tracers, care coordinators and support staff with the new public-private initiative.

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