Community Engagement


We’re deeply committed to expanding the table, uplifting community voices, and centering the needs and aspirations of Marylanders, especially those who have been left out of decision-making in the past. 

Community engagement looks different right now because of the pandemic, but we’re still having important conversations with organizers and advocates across Maryland. We can’t wait until we can have these conversations in person, but until then, catch up on some of our favorites here.

The State of Education in Montgomery County

LEE + SFM: MoCo Education Event

Join Strong Future Maryland and Leadership for Educational Equity for a conversation about the state of education in Montgomery County!

Hosted by MD House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke and featuring Maritza Solano, Sebastian Johnson, Linsey Malig-Mayhew, and Jeniffer Ventura.

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

In Conversation: Baltimore teachers Fareeha Waheed & Jocelyn Providence and school psychologist Brittany Johnstone

In Conversation: Baltimore teachers Fareeha Waheed & Jocelyn Providence and school psychologist Brittany Johnstone

SFM founder John B. King talks to Baltimore teachers Fareeha Waheed & Jocelyn Providence and school psychologist Brittany Johnstone about the pandemic, learning loss, & how our schools can come back stronger.

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Let’s Talk…Climate Justice with John B. King, Ramón Palencia-Calvo, and Brooke Harper

Let’s Talk…Climate Justice

Join SFM founder John B. King, Maryland LCV Deputy Executive Director & Chispa Maryland Director Ramón Palencia-Calvo, and SFM advisor Brooke Harper of 350.org to discuss environmental justice in Maryland. Where do climate and racial justice intersect, and how do we uplift the voices of the communities most affected by climate change?

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Public Education Conversation with Senator Chris Van Hollen, John B. King, Jemira Queen, and Joel Gamble

 

We know that our public K-12 education system has faced chronic underinvestment for decades, exacerbating inequities faced by students from low-income families and communities of color. This issue has only gotten worse as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we mark Black History Month and Public Schools Week, I’m hosting a discussion on education inequity with Joel Gamble, a former NFL player and now a teacher in Baltimore County, and former Education Secretary John King. We’re answering questions directly from Baltimore student, Jemira Queen about how we can tackle this issue. Tune in now!

Posted by Senator Van Hollen on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

 

2021 SFM Polar Bear Plunge for CCAN

SFM CCAN Polar Bear Plunge 2021

Drumroll please! Presenting SFM’s Polar Bear Plunge video! We had a great time raising over $20,000 for Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Plungers: John B. King, Takirra Winfield Dixon, Alice Wilkerson, Maya Holliday, Delegate Lorig Charkoudian, Patrick Corvington, & Margaret “Midge” Purse. #KeepWinterCold

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Saturday, February 13, 2021

 

Let’s Talk…Youth Justice with John B. King and SFM Advisors Jenny Egan and Sebastian Johnson

Let’s Talk…Youth Justice

Join John B. King and SFM advisors Jenny Egan and Sebastian Johnson to talk youth justice reform in Maryland.

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

 

Let’s Talk…Education with John B. King and SFM Advisors Joel Gamble, Maritza Solano, Jaxon O’Mara, and Sabina Taj

Let’s Talk…Education – with John B. King + SFM Advisors
John B. King, Maritza Solano, Sabina Taj, Jaxon O’Mara, and Joel Gamble sit down to talk about public education in Maryland. COVID, schools as “community anchors”, and where to go from here.
Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 

Let’s Talk…Housing with John B. King, Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins, and SFM Advisor Tom Coale

Let’s Talk…Housing – with Tom Coale and Delegate Wilkins

Join John B. King, housing policy expert Tom Coale, and Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins to talk housing policy! It’s a big week for housing policy in Annapolis, so we’ll be breaking down the most important bills and talking about why affordable housing in so important in general.

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Tuesday, February 16, 2021

 

Conversation with John B. King and Baltimore United founder Eric Dorsey

In Conversation: John B. King & Eric Dorsey (Baltimore United)

Baltimore United founder Eric Dorsey joins John to talk about education, athletics, and everything in between.

Posted by Strong Future Maryland on Tuesday, February 9, 2021