Big Change Baltimore: A Forum of Ideas that are Reshaping Our Future

October 29, 2013
1:00 pm EDT


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About this conference

As Open Society Institute-Baltimore marks its 15th year in the city, we want to acknowledge our partners and the progress we have made in the last decade and a half. We are trending upwards on many indicators but we need to sustain the growing momentum.

We know Baltimore can be a thriving city for the future: a city of abundant opportunity, prosperity and justice. To get there, we must push for answers, take more risks and invest in new ideas that can lead to even bigger and better solutions.

Join us to:
  • Learn about progress in our community.
  • Listen to some of the nation's most visionary thinkers, sharing stimulating conversation and innovative ideas.
  • Search for viable answers to stubborn problems.
  • Chart the course for a promising future for all who live and work in Baltimore.

About OSI-Baltimore

As the only field office for the Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute-Baltimore focuses on the root causes of three intertwined problems in our city and state: drug addiction, an overreliance on incarceration and obstacles that keep youth from succeeding both inside and outside the classroom. We also support a growing corps of social entrepreneurs committed to underserved populations in Baltimore. Before we make a single grant, we analyze the root causes of a problem and examine research and innovative practices aimed at tackling the problem. Because we aim for lasting, sustainable solutions, we engage public and private partners from the start. It is only then, with a clear picture of the problem, that we begin to focus our approach and diligently craft a road map for change.

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