Economic and Community Development
UMMC partners with community-based workforce organizations to provide youth and adult programs that lead to employment and advancement. The goal is to build a pipeline of qualified healthcare workers by leveraging strategic partnerships, removing barriers and providing advancement opportunities.
UMMC has been recognized in the Baltimore Economic Inclusion report by the Baltimore Integration Partnership. Read the full Baltimore Economic Inclusion report.
UMMC employees are supported with their academic and professional advancement needs through these programs:
- Career Readiness focuses on enhancing entry-level employee engagement, improving job readiness skills, reducing turnover and increasing productivity through training, mentoring and coaching.
- Bring Your "A" Game to Work is a program that stresses the importance of attitude, appearance, attendance, ambition, accountability, acceptance, appreciation, and advocacy. These are the core values that address the work ethic gap that can be a hindrance to employment and retention.
- Career Coaching is probably the most important component of the program. New hires and incumbents are assisted in the areas of professionalism, employer expectations and overall competencies.
- Pathways to Success encompasses a comprehensive review of basic adult education (GED) and college prep (ACCUPLACER) classes. The goal is to prepare individuals for the workplace and higher education by removing barriers.
- Microsoft Training is technology-focused skills enhancement where clients are trained in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and internet research to equip them with the computer skills required in today's workplace.
Beside tending to the health needs of Baltimore City, UMMC extends to unemployed or underemployed community members, who possess the aptitude and passion for health care. UMMC offers opportunities for gainful employment at the Medical Center. These prospective employees are identified through a variety of partnerships with stakeholders in the community. Recruiting quality workers from the community supplies replacements as incumbents, and supports them to become upwardly mobile and fulfill their career goals. This is a win for all parties involved.
UMMC works with a range of organizations, like:
- B Local: Businesses Partnering for Baltimore allows Baltimore-area businesses to leverage their collective influence to strengthen the city and create opportunities for Baltimoreans.
- The Southwest Partnership began in 2012 as a small group of concerned community leaders began organizing around the over-concentration of drug treatment facilities in the area. They realized that seven neighborhoods working together would have a greater impact than seven neighborhoods working alone. The neighborhood leadership invited local institutions to join them, recognizing that these anchor institutions impacted and were impacted by the strength and health of the communities they were in. UMMC and UMB are two of these supporting institutions.
- Other community partners include, but are not limited to:
- Advisory Committees
- Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
- BWIB Youth Council
Minority Business Purchasing
UMMS supports organizations that foster the growth and development of disadvantaged businesses; this includes a commitment to purchasing from minority and women-owned business enterprises. Learn more about UMMS Minority and Women Owned Business Program.