The second annual Baltimore Homecoming will take place October 16-18, 2019. Baltimore Homecoming aims to inspire Baltimore alumni – anyone who was born, grew up, lived or worked in Baltimore – to reconnect with the city and join us in building a brighter future. Through the Homecoming program, we’ll introduce our out-of-town guests to the city’s leading innovators, artists, activists and community leaders, inspiring new investments, philanthropy and partnerships.
“Hosting a field trip for Homecoming gave our guests a comprehensive, behind-the-scenes perspective for disrupting the cycle of poverty and helping Baltimore be a safer, stronger, healthier city. The tour included seeing multiple Living Classrooms, including our early childhood center, Crossroads Charter School, our East Harbor Campus, and seeing first hand programming for adjudicated youth, returning citizens, and Safe Streets while visiting Living Classrooms community centers based in public housing. The feedback we received was excellent and we are grateful for the support that has been generated by the tour.”
As part of the effort to spotlight the positive work organizations are doing to uplift the city, the Homecoming Field Trips will take guests to a number of intimate tours across the city. Nonprofit partners selected to conduct these Field Trips will have the opportunity to showcase the impact and importance of the work that their organization does.
Field Trips will take place on the afternoon Thursday, October 17th and each tour will host up to 50 people. Baltimore Homecoming is requesting proposals from nonprofit partners for field trip sites interested in working with Homecoming to develop engaging itineraries.
How to submit:
APPLY: Nonprofit organizations may submit an online application for consideration by deadline of April 12.
SEMI-FINALISTS: The Homecoming Program Committee will narrow the full list of applicants to a smaller number of semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be invited to submit full detailed proposals for further consideration. Deadline to submit full proposals will be May 17. Below you’ll find more detail on the selection criteria and other FAQs.
SELECTION: Selected organizations will be notified by June. Final Field Trips will be announced in a public press release.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible?
We are looking for non-profit organizations that are registered 501(c)3 organizations, in Good Standing, located in Baltimore City.
How will my organization benefit from participating?
Nonprofit partners will gain exposure to a group of accomplished individuals who have a connection Baltimore and who are looking to deepen their engagement to the city.
What is the selection criteria?
Our Host Committee will review submissions and select semi-finalists on the basis of the following factors:
Impact (30%): What challenge has the applicant sought to address? What progress have they made? Have they transformed the lives of individuals? Touched the lives of many?
Inspiration and mobilization (30%): Did the applicant inspire others to take action? Did they work to organize others within their neighborhood or across Baltimore as a whole?
Creativity (30%): Did the applicant’s work break new ground or create a new model for change?
Logistics (10%): Does the applicant have the capacity to host and deliver a meaningful experience to attendees?