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BCAAN(Baltimore Communities Assisting and Advancing Neighbors)

BCAAN is a part of a $25 million strategic collaboration among national and regional philanthropic partners, including Robin Hood, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Tipping Point Community, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations to create Mobility LABs (Learning and Action Bets). From March 2021 to February 2024, Mobility LABs will spur the development of new solutions to sustainably lift families out of poverty in diverse urban, suburban, and rural communities and promote dynamic leaders who will aim to change he national conversation around social and economic mobility.

BCAAN is constructing an economic mobility ecosystem using a multigenerational approach that will assist residents of the greater Penn North Community with working economic success, power and autonomy, and being valued in the community.

List of neighborhoods

Baltimore Neighborhood website:

  • Greater Penn North
  • Auchentoroly
  • Woodbrook-Parkview
  • Reservoir Hill ​
  • Whittier-Monroe
  • Convene a network of Greater Penn North service organizations to expand service capacity to Greater Penn families
  • Create a shared calendar for organizations to share their activities with Penn North families
  • Develop Greater Penn North Advisory Council to BCAAN
  • Develop a community leadership pipeline for 150 residents for civic engagement and community advocacy
  • Offer competitive mini-grants for community programs serving Penn North families
  • Create pathways to economic mobility
  • Offer intensive case management for families and their children
  • Hire support staff for the implementation phase
  • Create an active outreach team to address youth and adults in community“ gathering spaces” or HOT SPOTS
  • Develop new narrative for Greater Penn North
  • Apply to serve on the Advisory Council
  • Participate in the community civic engagement activities
  • Postsecondary education, employment pathways and economic supports organizations/agencies
  • Social capital, childhood education and play organizations/agencies
  • Housing, health and well-being, safety, and violence reduction organizations/agencies