UMB Highlights

Empowering Black and Latina Women in West Baltimore

A $20 million commitment by JPMorgan Chase & Co. was announced at a news conference Jan. 26 at Kirby Lane Park in Franklin Square in West Baltimore. UMB celebrated the funding, which will provide for several opportunities for employed, asset-limited Black and Latina women in Baltimore. The University of Maryland School of Social Work will lead an evaluation to learn from the Baltimore community what really works with regard to workforce training opportunities for women interested in construction trades and on-the-job training opportunities. Outcomes related to the research will be disseminated to benefit a new West Baltimore collaborative to empower Black and Latina women to gain wealth-building and entrepreneurial skills.

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In this image: UMB President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, and University of Maryland School of Social Work Professor Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP, celebrate the Chase AdvancingCities award.