Build Baltimore Gala to Feature the ‘Faces of Project JumpStart’


This year, the Build Baltimore Gala will feature the ‘Faces of Project JumpStart;’ the graduates, the employers, and all the people behind the scenes that help make this program the most successful of its kind in the region.

We are also pleased to have WBAL’s Clarence Mitchell, IV (‘C4’) as the evening’s emcee and Eric DeCosta, the Baltimore Ravens new General Manager as a special guest.  

The evening will begin with dinner, or what we like to call, a ‘Taste of Baltimore’ with food stalls featuring specialty cocktails and cuisine from local restaurants that showcase the broad and inventive culinary palate for which Baltimoreans are so well-known.

Followed by, the ‘Main Event’ where the evening’s honorees, star graduates and supportive employers, will share stories.

The ‘After Party’ will close out the evening with two hours of dancing, cocktails, and dessert.

The Build Baltimore Gala is a fundraiser for Project JumpStart, a joint initiative between ABC and the Job Opportunity Workforce. Since its inception 12 years ago, JumpStart has maintained a better than 75 percent job-placement rate and is widely regarded as the most effective program of its kind in the region. For more information or to register, go to