The Central Baltimore Partnership’s Mission
Formed in 2006, the Central Baltimore Partnership’s mission is to galvanize the renaissance of Central Baltimore. It pursues its mission by partnering with neighborhood organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, businesses and government agencies.
The framework for this renaissance is a comprehensive community development strategy known as “HCPI,” which would be best understood by reading a document titled HCPI-A-Call-To-Action. But, in short, the goal is to develop the Central Baltimore area in a way that will benefit existing stakeholders and attract new ones.
The Central Baltimore Partnership does not directly provide services to the public. We always work through (or with) our partner organizations and we encourage you to contact them if you live, work, study, or own a business in a Central Baltimore Neighborhood, or simply wish to do so. If you are an organization that is interested in the renaissance of Central Baltimore and wishes to partner with us, please contact us.
How Does the Central Baltimore Partnership Pursue Its Mission?
Formulating a Shared Vision For The Development of Central Baltimore
Having the same goals doesn’t always mean being on the same page, especially when your partners are spread across many neighborhoods and doing everything from exhibiting pictures, to maintaining safe streets. The Central Partnership provides a planning framework that enables its partners to be on the same page (literally).
Helping Coordinate Between Partners
Many projects in the Central Baltimore area involve multiple organizations. The Central Baltimore Partnership is always available to assist them in collaborating with each other.
Securing Resources for Partners
Although many of our partners are large organizations with vast infrastructure, others are small groups that can use some assistance in creating plans, organizing meetings, writing grants, getting the word out about what they are doing, or just finding out who to reach out to — so their ideas can become a reality. The Central Baltimore Partnership is there to lend a hand.
There’s no better example of this than our role in seeking state-sponsorship for redevelopment in Central Baltimore. CBP has created grant proposals that (as of Spring 2017) have resulted in approximately $6.5 Million worth of funding for dozens of different projects in Central Baltimore through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative (BRNI), Community Legacy Program and Project C.O.R.E. Although there are different ways to calculate total economic impact, it’s safe to say that the $6.5 million in funding served as a catalyst for projects where total spending was 10-20 times more.
Grant Program Creation and Administration
Sometimes the Central Baltimore Partnership takes the bull by the horns to initiate and administer a grants program for our Partners. The HCPI Spruce-Up Community Grant Program is one example.
Cheerleader For Central Baltimore
Whether it’s behind the scenes with movers and shakers, or just shouting from the highest mountaintop, the Central Baltimore Partnership promotes Central Baltimore and HCPI, an agenda that we think will make a great area even better. The Explore the Core: Central Baltimore campaign is a recent effort to get the word out about our area that we are proud of. Check it out.