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From the Executive Director

Sid Wilson SBLC The core motivation behind SBLC is to support the desire in each person to learn and excel to the highest points of her or his abilities and potential. Through education, we customize content to fit the personal, unique needs or professional aspirations of our learners.
 
With the signing of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, more than ever, our mission is relevant to support the economic recovery and advancement of the Baltimore region. As Wes Moore stated in his recent commentary in The Baltimore Sun, “We must focus on jobs because a significant segment of Baltimore City’s working population is effectively unemployable due to lack of a high school diploma or advanced degree, low or no job skills, unaffordable and inaccessible transportation options, and a criminal record — often a result of policies that criminalize poverty and race.”
 
SBLC is on the front lines of the possibilities for a new Baltimore. Our Instructors and Staff, including our Workforce Development Manager, Sean-Touré Thames, are thinking beyond the classroom, delivering professional development and career readiness skills to ensure our learners utilize their education to live a better life.
 
Wherever life for our learners may have started, and whatever its destination, we encourage you to support them and continue the journey with us. Please consider becoming a volunteer or making a donation today.
 
Sincerely,
 
Sid Wilson
Executive Director
SBLC | Learning Works

Learner Highlight

Mr. Briggs is opening doors for himself. Thanks to his dedication to preparing for the CAST exam through the SBLC prep course, he passed the certification exam needed to apply for a career at BGE. He is ready for the next step in his career and his life. Check out his interview with Workforce Development Manager, Sean-Touré Thames.

If you are inspired by Mr. Briggs’ story, visit our webpage to learn more about our workforce and education programs, or donate today!

Here’s what’s happening at SBLC

Join us for one of our upcoming public events!

Lifelong Learning: Race & The Future of American Democracy

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Del. Robbyn Lewis and National Urban League VP, Jerika Richardson on the implications of America’s changing demographics, the resulting racial tensions, and how to make America a truly representative democracy.
 
Learners of all levels are invited to expand their knowledge on the subject and practice one of our organizational values: Lifelong Learning.

SBLC Virtual Career & Resource Fair

 

SBLC invites learners and their families to get connected to local community resources and career opportunities in our first virtual career & resource fair on May 11th and 13th. Presenting will be a number of organizations offering opportunities in the fields of healthcare, utilities and construction, retail, transportation, and higher education. Each day will conclude with a resume and interview workshop.