Johns Hopkins & 25 other corporations commit to “BLocal”

Yesterday, President Daniels, Baltimore Gas and Electric CEO Calvin Butler, and 25 corporations collectively pledged to help put Baltimore back to work in coordination with BUILD and Turnaround Tuesday —see Baltimore Sun Article.

The press conference was held yesterday in East Baltimore at Zion Baptist Church, a key BUILD member institution where BUILD has organized returning citizens and residents living in distressed neighborhoods through BUILD’s Turnaround Tuesday initiative for jobs.  In partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Hospital and 23 other employers, Turnaround Tuesday has already placed 108 returning citizens and residents living in distressed neighborhoods in living wage jobs with opportunities for advancement.

BUILD has been and will continue to persistently and relentlessly organize from the ground up to BUILD ONE BALTIMORE.

As reported in the Washington Post article below, Bishop Douglas Miles, BUILD Clergy leader and Co-Chair Emeritus described the announcement as “historic”. 

Johns Hopkins leads $69 million initiative to bring jobs to Baltimore after riots