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The Look Ahead: Gary Bonner, executive director of PCs for People Maryland

Aug. 26, 2021 1:19 pm

The Look Ahead: Gary Bonner, executive director of PCs for People Maryland

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Bonner discusses how digital equity is more than just devices and internet connections. Plus, government's role and other solutions to closing the digital divide.
Loyola Angels Fund is educating students to invest in Baltimore businesses

Aug. 19, 2021 5:24 pm

Loyola Angels Fund is educating students to invest in Baltimore businesses

Combining coursework and experience investing in companies, the fund will look to back women and BIPOC entrepreneurs in Baltimore. It's setting out to raise $250,000 ahead of a 2022 launch.
Reference Hive is breaking down employment barriers with online profiles

Aug. 19, 2021 3:25 pm

Reference Hive is breaking down employment barriers with online profiles

Bennie Brimage used IT experience to create a platform that helps folks from workforce development and reentry programs build a presence to get hired. "We want to level the playing field," he said.
The Look Ahead: April Christina Curley, engagement and partnerships manager at the Last Mile Education Fund

Aug. 18, 2021 6:12 pm

The Look Ahead: April Christina Curley, engagement and partnerships manager at the Last Mile Education Fund

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, Curley discusses diversity in the tech talent pipeline and what tech companies can do to add action behind the pledges that were frequent in 2020.
Loyola is expanding its outdoor Wi-Fi for students

Aug. 12, 2021 3:20 pm

Loyola is expanding its outdoor Wi-Fi for students

A grant from the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation will help the North Baltimore university add Wi-Fi hotspots around campus, and in the community.
The Look Ahead: Meghan McCorkell, director of marketing and communications at Enoch Pratt Free Library

Aug. 12, 2021 8:02 am

The Look Ahead: Meghan McCorkell, director of marketing and communications at Enoch Pratt Free Library

In the latest episode of our video series exploring lessons from the pandemic year, McCorkell talks about the public libray's digital equity work in the pandemic, and how it continues to adapt to the needs of the community.
For Baltimore City youth tech interns, it was a summer of code and careers

Aug. 10, 2021 5:51 pm

For Baltimore City youth tech interns, it was a summer of code and careers

A chatbot that was built in two weeks. An internship program that came together in a few months. It was all on display as Baltimore Tracks, Code in the Schools, Pass IT On and YouthWorks wrapped up their six week summer work experience for Baltimore high schoolers.
Meet the 10 Baltimore community connectors who won M&T Bank and Aspen Institute’s Weaver Awards

Aug. 9, 2021 12:45 pm

Meet the 10 Baltimore community connectors who won M&T Bank and Aspen Institute’s Weaver Awards

The pilot program is providing $7,000 grants to neighborhood-level leaders in the city. "For small nonprofits, it means so much when big organizations come together and honor you," said Danielle Battle of Cherry Hill's RICH.
MindStand, CyDeploy win Minority Innovation Weekend summer pitch competition

Aug. 5, 2021 5:22 pm

MindStand, CyDeploy win Minority Innovation Weekend summer pitch competition

Check out a recap of the July 17 event, which featured a dozen companies from the region pitching for a $10K prize sponsored by Baltimore software agency Fearless.
Building STEPS is taking Baltimore City high schoolers inside local tech and science companies

Aug. 3, 2021 5:33 pm

Building STEPS is taking Baltimore City high schoolers inside local tech and science companies

The org works with students starting in 11th grade, bringing STEM career exposure and supporting them through college.

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