Workforce Development Coalition
Since 1997, the Workforce Development Coalition has been a catalyst for
workforce development in the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.
In 1996, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Transportation, and Health and Human
Services issued a joint advisory statement recommending that communities
take responsibility for the process of welfare reform. They encouraged
citizens and stakeholders to form coalitions in support of the Personal
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996.
In response, Sojourner-Douglass College and the Maryland Transit
Administration co-founded the Workforce Development Coalition. The goal:
leveraging our collective capacity for the purpose of identifying and
accomplishing mutual objectives, and sharing best practices and resources.
The Workforce Development Coalition welcomes both public and private
organizations. Some of our members include Baltimore Works, the Mayor’s
Office of Employment Development, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City
and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.
The Workforce Development Coalition has held three annual conferences. These
forums have enabled member organizations to establish powerful partnerships
and improve services to their clients. Through these group efforts, we
empower Baltimore residents with the resources, knowledge and skills to
create a better environment for their communities and themselves.
To find out more about the Workforce Development Coalition, please contact
Common Goals. Collaborative Action.