Courtesy Citybizlist – When we invested in Baltimore in 2012, we found a thriving community of innovators, creators, do-gooders, across disciplines, all connecting together to push for change in Baltimore. Change to how nonprofits deliver services. Change to how communities are engaged. Cultural change from the bottom, up.
But, we found, over and over, that the great ideas born in Baltimore’s communities get lost in the culture of low expectations in Baltimore. Painful bureaucracy, political shortsightedness, and broken systems don’t leave room for innovation. They stifle it.
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