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Join our Impact Leader Community on an Immersive Service Trip to Greater New Orleans 

November 9-12th, 2022

A select group of Baltimore leaders will embark on a 4-day immersive trip to Houma, LA, rebuilding communities and homes devastated by Hurricane Ida in August 2021.

While immersed in the Louisiana culture, leaders will build life-long meaningful connections with other Baltimore impact leaders.

From: Baltimore's Impact Leader Community

As we emerge from a global pandemic, we are discovering a new normal. We are reconfiguring what the world, our jobs, and our lives look like – and, perhaps more accurately, what we want them to look like. We are aligning our values, examining our relationships, and evaluating where we spend our time and energy. We are craving authenticity. We are craving community.  

 

That’s where From: Baltimore’s Impact Leader Community comes in. This is an intentional, Baltimore-based group of people who work in impact-oriented professions - from leaders in corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and philanthropy, to those working in nonprofits, B Corps, public service, and social enterprises. In the best of times, impact work is hard. It takes belief and tireless commitment. It takes energy, resources, and time. In the worst of times, it’s isolated and lonely. What’s missing is a place to come together, re-experience real community impact, and cultivate a network of like-minded individuals.

Register by September 30th, 2022

"Baltimore is the best place
in the world, to change the world."

- Fagan Harris, Founder of Baltimore Corps

This November 9-12th, we’re kicking off with a Social Impact Experience in Houma, Louisiana (1-hour outside of New Orleans) where we will partner with Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Catholic Charities, & SBP to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Ida (Aug ‘21).

This experience will serve as a space to build authentic relationships while we practice transformative volunteering and bring energy to our work. Whether you’re a social impact professional who’s new to the field, energized, and raring to go, or if you’re an impact veteran who is tired, burnt out, and feeling alone – this experience is intended for you. Baltimore needs you, and we need each other.
Schedule​

Wednesday, 11/9

     6am                        : Shuttle to BWI

     8:35 - 10:30am  : Flight to New Orleans

     11 - 1:30pm           : Lunch in New Orleans

     1:30 -4pm            : Explore New Orleans (optional)

     3 - 5pm                 : Check into Housing

                                              in Houma, LA (1-hr from NOLA)

     6pm                        : Orientation & Team Dinner (Gumbo)

Thursday, 11/10

     7:30 - 8:30am    : Breakfast & Educational Discussion
     9:30 - 4pm          : Volunteer to Rebuild Homes
     6:30 - 8:30pm   : Leadership Activity

                                             & Team Dinner (Jambalaya)

Friday, 11/11  -  Veterans Day

     7:30 - 8:30am    : Breakfast & Educational Discussion

     9:30 - 4pm          : Volunteer to Rebuild Homes

     6:30 - 8:30pm   : Reflection Activity

                                             & Team Dinner (Crawfish Boil)

Saturday, 11/12

     10am                       : Checkout of Retreat Center

     11 - 1:30pm            : Lunch in New Orleans

     1:30pm                   : Shuttle to MSY

     4:25 - 7:50pm    : Flight to Baltimore

     8:30pm                 : Shuttle from BWI

Benefits
  • make life-long meaningful connections with other Baltimore leaders

  • ignite leadership skills

  • learn from other social impact leaders in Louisiana

  • all-inclusive expenses — flight, housing, local transportation, and all meals are included in the registration fee

Requirements
  • $100 reservation deposit

  • fundraise or pay $2,400 registration fee

    • this professional development opportunity may be partially or fully covered by your employer

    • partial scholarships are available upon request

  • invested in making Baltimore the greatest city

  • COVID-19 vaccination including booster OR willing to get it before trip

  • pass background check (no violent or assault charges)

Volunteering

We will be partnering and volunteering with the following local nonprofits to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Ida:

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Housing

We will be staying at Catholic Charities' Lumen Christi Retreat Center located about an hour outside of New Orleans. At the retreat center, there are gender-specified bunk rooms, each with about two dozen bunk beds. Each of these bunk rooms has 6 showers. Additionally, there is a cafeteria and common space for programming and hanging out.

The retreat center itself sits on 50 acres of land covered with beautiful moss-covered cypress trees. There are ponds, walking trails and picturesque sunsets. 

Showers:

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Lumen Christi Retreat Center

100 Lumen Christi Ct, Schriever, LA 70395

Deadline to Apply: April 25th, 2022

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