Collaborative Group

The Collaborative Group was established to maximize contracting opportunities for participation by minority-owned businesses, along with workforce development promotion for Baltimore City Schools’ students and City residents.

Workforce Development

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) has developed and administered a comprehensive local hiring plan to support the goals of the Collaborative and will report to the Executive Committee on these subjects. MOED will utilize the resources of its One Stop Career Center Network and work collaboratively with a broad range of City, workforce, faith-based, and community organizations to assist in the training and preparation of City residents for employment opportunities created by the 21st Century School Buildings Program.

Workforce Development is chaired by Jason Perkins-Cohen, Director - Mayor's Office of Employment Development

Minority and Women-Owned Business Development (MWBD)

The Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development (MWBD) will work to maximize the utilization of State-certified locally based minority and women-owned businesses. The Collaborative and MWBD have developed a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Outreach & Inclusion Plan in compliance with Maryland State procurement guidelines, to be administered by the Authority in partnership with MWBD for funded 21st Century School Buildings Program projects, and to make recommendations to the Executive Committee to implement this goal.

MWBD Committee is chaired by Christine Bivens, Director – Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women Owned Business Development