Family League of Baltimore (Family League) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has served as the designated Local Management Board for the City of Baltimore since 1991.

Family League works collaboratively to support data-informed, community-driven solutions that align resources to dismantle the systemic barriers which limit the possibilities for children, families, and communities. Stewardship, performance, trust, respect, innovation, and equity are the core values that guide this work.

 

Powered by and in partnership with community, we will address inequities in education, health, and economic opportunity through an anti-racist lens to ensure that positive outcomes can be a reality for all Baltimoreans.

 

In Fiscal Year 2021, Family League invested more than $22.8 million in 98 funded partners, benefitting more than 25,000 children, youth, and adults in Baltimore.

MISSION

Family League of Baltimore works collaboratively to support data-informed, community-driven solutions that align resources to dismantle the systemic barriers which limit the possibilities for children, families, and communities.

VISION

Family League of Baltimore envisions a Baltimore where every child grows up in a family that thrives

BOLD GOAL

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Powered by and in partnership with community, we will address inequities in education, health, and economic opportunity through an anti-racist lens to ensure that positive outcomes can be a reality for all Baltimoreans.

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Each year, as a result of our work, tens of thousands of children, youths, and families living in Baltimore City gain access to opportunities that help them reach their potential As a Local Management Board:

  • We ensure investments align with local priorities.
  • We bring all the right partners to the table- large and small- to strengthen collective impact.
  • Were efficient stewards

As the local management board for the City of Baltimore, Family League’s charge is to bring the right partners to the table to make strategic, coordinated investments in the lives of Baltimore’s children and families.

Investments align with priorities

Collective impact strategies

Efficient stewardship of dollars

WHAT IS A LOCAL MANAGEMENT BOARD?

There is a Local Management Board in each County and in Baltimore City. The core function of Local Management Boards is to identify priorities and target resources for communities. The Boards serve as the coordinator of collaboration for child and family services. They bring together local child-serving agencies, local child providers, clients of services, families, and other community representatives to empower local stakeholders in addressing the needs of and setting priorities for their communities. Learn more at https://goc.maryland.gov/lmb/

OUR VALUES

STEWARDSHIP

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Working with integrity in our collaborations to maximize and deploy resources that bring positive solutions to children and families

PERFORMANCE

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Displaying a deep commitment to identifying and implementing solutions that meet the needs of those we champion, achieve measurable outcomes, and accomplish shared goals

TRUST

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Encouraging open conversations by establishing an environment where internal and external partners know their voices are heard and valued

RESPECT

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Actively listening to the individual voices, perspectives and ideas of our community and celebrating their diversity while treating them with dignity

INNOVATION

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Thinking creatively about best practices helps us identify new paths that lead to purposeful change

EQUITY

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Applying a racial equity lens to our policies, practices, and organizational culture; evaluating and developing new practices; and rebuilding relationships that are based upon a commitment to justice and the dismantling of institutional racism.

STRATEGIC PLAN

TRANSFORMATION 2024 – FAMILY LEAGUE'S STRATEGIC PLAN

Family League Butterfly Logo, multicoloredThis journey started with the development of a Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy, under the leadership of Dean Kim Sydnor and through the support of the Bainum Family Foundation and the Goldseker Foundation. This assessment reflects on many decades of historical and intentionally created inequities along racial lines and examines the lingering impacts that show up as health, education, and economic differences between neighborhoods.

Findings from the Community Health Needs Assessment were instrumental in identifying Family League’s strategic priorities:

  • Children are Successful in School
  • Families are Economically Stable
  • Communities are Safe for Children, Youth, and Families

Learn more about all eight indicators identified by the State by Maryland as Results of Child Well-Being.

COLLABORATING

Family League brings together stakeholders from government, public and private sectors, and the community. We work together toward the common goal of helping all Baltimore families reach their full potential. Our ultimate goal is to reduce duplication of services, ensuring children and families receive enhanced access to resources and that resources are allocated efficiently.

FY21 & FY22 COLLABORATIONS

BabyStat (w/BCHD and HCAM)

Baltimore City Healthy Families Americas (HFA) Home Visiting Partners Network

Baltimore City’s Community Schools Steering Committee

Baltimore Partnership to End Childhood Hunger

BHB Community Advisory Board

Early Childhood Advisory Council (School Readiness Coalition)

Local Care Team

Baby Basics Coalition

Baltimore City Food Policy Action Coalition

Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative

Baltimore School Climate Collaborative

BHB Faith Roundtable

BHB Steering Committee

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Coalition

Child Fatality Review

Family Recovery Program Policy Committee

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

Maryland Coalition for Community Schools

Maryland Partnership to End Childhood Hunger

National CACFP Sponsors Association

Pre/Post-natal Behavioral Health Coalition (formerly PSEP)

Reproductive Health Equity Access Maryland

Baltimore’s Promise Youth Data Hub (formerly IDS) Site Team

Maryland Philanthropic Network Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

City-wide Equity Coordinators Workgroup (led by City’s Office of Equity & Civil Rights)

Baltimore Children’s Cabinet Food Security Workgroup

City-Wide Emergency Food Taskforce (in response to COVID)

City-Wide Joint Information Center (in response to COVID)

Baltimore Children’s Cabinet Workgroup on Youth Diversion

Baltimore Children’s Cabinet Workgroup on Early Childhood

JDAI Quality Program Committee

Community School Leadership Network

Greater Baltimore Committee Education & Workforce Committee

Resource Allocation Action Committee of Baltimore City Continuum of Care

CJJR’s Crossover Youth Workgroup

Photos throughout our website are courtesy of Next One Up and Katie Simmons-Barth Photography