In recent years, the Economic Development Committee (EDC) has expanded its objectives as it continues to follow the National Headquarters mandate to address national economic trends-such as unstable employment, resulting in the widening gap between wealth and poverty via the Financial Fortitude process. The EDC of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter (BAC) decided to meet the community’s needs by operating under a tactical mission with a specific branding strategy entitled GROW:
Giving Resources, Opportunities and Workforce training to our neighbors- with the intent of helping communities to thrive.
The EDC also collaborates with various other committees within the BAC, such as Social Action and the National Night Out Committees, to continue providing valuable job readiness opportunities and resources to the community.
Lastly, the EDC maintains its long-standing partnership with the Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Coppin State University to execute their signature event entitled Backpacks to Briefcases (B2B). This event helps current juniors and seniors with resume writing, interviewing skills, how to manage money, and other important economic and financial information that every college student should know, as they transition from a scholastic environment to a professional workplace setting.