The Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI) began with an announcement by Johns Hopkins University, that the president and the trustees would make a special investment in the areas surrounding the Homewood campus. The announcement identified 10 areas (Abell, Barclay, Charles North, Charles Village, Greenmount West, Harwood, Oakenshawe, Old Goucher, Remington, Wyman Park) and 1 commercial district (Waverly Main Street) that would be targeted. And it identified six topics of concern: clean and safe neighborhoods; blight elimination and housing creation; public education; commercial and retail development; local hiring and purchasing; and workforce development. Hopkins then engaged Joseph McNeely, Executive Director of the Central Baltimore Partnership, to design the initiative.
Over seven months of consultation, virtually all stakeholders in the areas involved contributed to the process of creating a finalized plan. The resulting report, Homewood Community Partners Initiative, a Call to Action: Findings and Recommendations, set forth: a common vision for the future, a concise set of strategies for realizing that vision, and recommended a series of programs for advancing those strategies with the collaboration of a broad range of public, private, and nonprofit groups.
This document Homewood Community Partners Initiative, a Call to Action: Findings and Recommendations, could be considered the basic playbook for the Central Baltimore Partnership as we contribute to the renaissance of Central Baltimore. So if you want to see all the details about our goals and aspirations, and how we hope to achieve them, download that document and take a look!
Or use the following link if you want a handy 1 page reference to Priorities and Strategies of the HCPI Plan
We created a newsletter to get out the word about the progress of the HCPI agenda that was being reported internally on a bimonthly basis. It’s called HCPI Bullet Points and features highlights from each bimonthly report. Go to it’s archive page to read online or download a print version.