Baltimore Truth Telling Project

OUR CORE QUESTION: How will we cultivate the creativity, innovation, and leadership of Black Baltimore as a model for thriving, equitable, entrepreneurial ecosystems of the future?

Baltimore engages entrepreneurs and community leaders in a collective effort to cultivate the creativity, innovation, and leadership of Black Baltimore as a model for thriving and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems of the future. The work of the local council is focused on the development of a culturally grounded ecosystem model that prioritizes the assets and leadership within the Black community, along with the support of allied partners.

STORY TELLING is the key to understanding ourselves, our history, and the capacity of our community to answer this question. This is the essence of this project.

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There is never a time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.

James Baldwin

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Partial Funding for this Project provided by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation under the direction of Forward Cities.


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Forward Cities is a national nonprofit equipping communities and regions to grow and sustain more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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ESHIP Communities

The ESHIP Communities program is a community-driven approach for building entrepreneurial ecosystems that foster inclusion, relationships, collaboration, and social capital across networks of entrepreneurs and those who support them. The program supports the creation and evaluation of a repeatable, bottom-up approach to building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems.

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