Baltimore's Promise Helping Kids Through The "Cradle To Career Continuum" | WYPR

Baltimore's Promise Helping Kids Through The "Cradle To Career Continuum"

Jul 4, 2016

(left) Patrick McCarthy, CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation; (right) Tomi Heirs, Executive Director of Baltimore’s Promise
Credit ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION. BALTIMORE'S PROMISE

Baltimore‘s Promise is a consortium of civic leaders from government, philanthropy, business, education, and religious institutions who are trying to address the multiple challenges faced by many children in the city of Baltimore.

There is no shortage of well-meaning people and programs aimed at improving outcomes for kids. But what programs and strategies best meet the needs of a city where a quarter of children live below the poverty line?

Patrick McCarthy is co-chair of Baltimore’s Promise and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Tomi Hiers is the Executive Director of Baltimore’s Promise. They both join Tom in-studio to discuss the best ways to improve the journey on what’s been coined the “cradle to career continuum.”