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Program gives faith-based organizations skills to create positive change

Program gives faith-based organizations skills to create positive change

Pastor David Franklin has a vision for an affordable early childhood education center where young children can thrive in West Baltimore.

However, the pastor of Miracle City Church lacked marketing and real-estate experience and was not prepared for navigating potential zoning issues or other challenges associated with opening the center at his church on Rock Glen Road. After completing a six-month training course through the University of Baltimore and the nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners, he's now equipped with a development plan he can show investors and the skills to navigate the process.

"It's just broadened our horizons," he said Saturday after a...

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