The Digital Access and Equity Report in Baltimore City 2017

Digital Access and Equity in Baltimore City 2017: A project of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and the Media Democracy Fund The internet is arguably the most important communication tool of the 21st century. Public opinion research routinely indicates that people understand the internet’s importance, with one 2015 national survey showing that 58% of individuals polled agreed that “Internet…

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches ‘bad batch’ text-alert system for overdoses

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches ‘bad batch’ text-alert system for overdoses by Luke Broadwater and Alison Knezevich Published August 18, 2017 With the help of student computer programmers, Baltimore health officials have launched a text-messaging service to warn residents when deadly batches of drugs are in their neighborhood. Facing a dramatic rise in overdose deaths…

White People, Show Us: A Message from PolicyLink

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works. We thought that their essay, White People, Show Us, published on August 16, 2017 at the PolicyLink Blog by Angela Glover Blackwell, CEO, and Michael McAfee, President, was well worth sharing and repeating. Over the past several days we have watched in disgust…

GEOLOOM Launch at Baltimore Data Day

Visualizing and Valuing Baltimore’s Neighborhoods by Cara Ober Published July 14, 2014 at BmoreArt.com An Introduction to the GEOLOOM co>map, an online, interactive map of Baltimore City that embeds arts and culture data with traditional community indicators When one Baltimorean meets another for the first time, the first question asked is always the same. What neighborhood do…

Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Appoints Jessica Solomon Senior Program Officer

The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation announced today that Jessica Solomon will join the Foundation as Senior Program Officer. Solomon brings over a decade of experience facilitating organizational development, and shaping racial and cultural equity strategies in the social sector. In her new role, she joins the Foundation’s leadership team working to improve the quality of…

The Deutsch Foundation Attends the 19th Annual Allied Media Conference

The Deutsch Foundation organized a delegation of Baltimore-based colleagues, fellows, and grantees to attend the 19th annual Allied Media Conference on June 15-18, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The participants included Jane Brown, President of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, and Jess Solomon, Senior Program Officer, as well as Khadija Nia Adell, Jen Schacter, Kimi Hanauer,…