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Civic leaders and agencies join forces to move Baltimore forward

Posted at 8:03 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 10:09:37-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — Non-profit organizations, civic leaders and agency heads were invited to the Baltimore Mayor's Office to collaborate on initiatives to support growth in the Baltimore community.

The meeting was a "Call to Action" networking breakfast allowing community leaders to share their events and ideas while advocating for the needs to successfully execute them for the development of the Baltimore area.

With the uncertainty at City Hall, participants want the Mayor's office to continue the "Call to Action" initiative.

"We're asking that our city come together in totality. We are on a record rate for homicides. We have 31,000 vacant houses in our city. We have 3,100 kids who go to school everyday who are homeless. We are number two in the nation when it comes to opioid deaths. We need to now do some things that will righteously turn our city around and that's one thing we can do it pray for our Mayor," said Pastor James McEachin, Corner Rock Ministries.

A participant says Ex Officio Mayor Jack Young has expressed that they will continue to have the "Call to Action" meetings.