The first class of sixth grade girls who enrolled in 2009 at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW, pronounced "Bliss") graduated in 2016. These young women were the pioneers at one of the newest public charter schools in Baltimore and this class had a 100% graduation rate and college acceptance.
The adage “a hand up, not a hand out” couldn’t be truer for the women entrepreneurs of the Maryland Capital Enterprise (MCE) Women’s Business Center.
Part of the Circle’s mission has always been to educate our members and to help connect them to local non-profit organizations in ways other than financial. Whether it’s joining the board of a local non-profit or volunteering time to mentor or tutor, the exposure the Circle provides to a vast number of community organizations has proven to be an important pipeline to service for many of our members. Read the stories of our members connecting with grantees, below.