Success Stories

Meet Caroline

Caroline Mallard

A group of medical and educational institutions, including Johns Hopkins, provided their support to a new workforce training program in Baltimore City by committing to interview the graduating administrative staff and medical assistants for immediate positions.

 

Meet James

Photo of JamesJames Knight earned his high school diploma from Achievement Academy at Harbor City High School in 2011. “Then I fell into a real rough patch and I wasted a year running the streets and just hanging around. I had lost my dad in 2009 and life just hit me all at once. I wasn’t able to cope with it all,” James shared.

In June of 2012 James’ daughter was born and he realized, “It was time for me to be a man. When she was born it was a new game for me.”

Meet Justin

Meet Justin

In 2012 Justin Hamlet graduated from Friendship Academy of Engineering & Technology, a Baltimore City public high school. After graduating he was accepted into the Year Up program at Baltimore City Community College.  “I had an internship with Morgan Stanley but after six months, I wasn’t able to complete the program,” Justin said.

Meet Kevin

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In spring 2016, Kevin was released from prison and placed on home monitoring. He desperately wanted a fresh start, but was well aware that his theft offense was going to hinder him from moving to the next phase of his life.  

Meet Tamika

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Tamika Bryant attended Baltimore City public school Maryland Academy of Technology, Health & Science (MATHS) until she dropped out in the ninth grade. She had fallen behind and was considered overage and under-credited. Tamika acknowledged that she wasn’t exactly hanging around people who were going to inspire her.

Meet Sherrie

Sherrie Webb

Sherrie Webb is a Client Curriculum & Training Coordinator at Catholic Charities Weinberg Housing and Resource Center.

Ms. Webb had the BEST answer ever when asked why did she decide to hire YouthWorks participants? “Because my very first job was with YouthWorks!! I worked at a summer camp site and had such a wonderful experience. I want to give youth the opportunity to gain skills in order to contribute to society.                                                                  

 

Meet Harold

Harold Carr III

When he was 16, his mother gave him a stack of papers that included a YouthWorks application. “She was like ‘OK, I’m tired of you sitting on your butt all summer so it’s time for you to get a job,’” Carr recalls with a smile. 

Meet Brian

Brian Phillips

Brian Phillips earned his diploma from Digital Harbor High School in 2014, but hadn’t really thought about what to do next. He graduated without a plan. 

Meet Joanne

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After Joanne lost access to her storefront due to leasing issues outside her control, she continued to operate a smaller scale business on eBay. However, she found she needed a more stable income with dependable benefits, so she returned to MOED 20 years later to start the next chapter in her life.

Meet Gilbane Building Company

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Through a collective effort involving the Maryland Stadium Authority and Baltimore City Public Schools, the City of Baltimore has engaged in a $60 million plan – the 21st Century School Building Program – to provide Baltimore City children with the modernized, technology-equipped, adaptable and shared community school buildings they deserve.

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