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Empower Baltimore Management Corporation Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0141-EBMC

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the Empower Baltimore Management Corporation and its 19-year existence in Baltimore, Maryland spanning 1988 to 2013. The collection includes 78 linear feet of documents and program materials related to workforce development, job creation, neighborhood empowerment and revitalization, and evaluations for the programs.


  • 1988-2013



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Selected records have access restrictions, particularly client files. Folders that include the word "Restricted" in their title cannot be used by researchers without prior inspection by the archivist. Redacted copies of restricted files will be made available when possible, as deemed appropriate by the archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection are held by their respective creators.

Historical Note

Empower Baltimore Management Corporation (EBMC) was a nonprofit organization that ran Baltimore's Empowerment Zone. The Empowerment Zone program was a federal economic development and community revitalization strategy implemented during the Clinton Administration. Baltimore's Empowerment Zone received approximately 350 million dollars in combined federal aid and tax credits between 1994 and 2004.


87.75 Linear Feet (113 containers)


Collection is arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated June 3, 2013 by Diane Bell McKoy, President of Associated Black Charities and former president and CEO of the Empower Baltimore Management Corporation.

Processing Information

Collection inventored by Angela Koukoui and Sofia Rinvil in 2015.

Empower Baltimore Management Corporation Records
Finding aid prepared by Aiden Faust and Sofia Rinvil (2015). Revised by Laura Bell (2020).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA