Karen Outlaw Among Honorees at Penn-North Unity in the Community Awards, 2.10.16

penn north unity in the communityBy Bmorenews Staff

(BALTIMORE – February 9, 2016) – Tomorrow (2.10.16), Bmorenews and American Health Career Institute have partnered to present a job fair (10 am to 2 pm) and a community awards (6 pm to 8 pm) at 2520 Pennsylvania Avenue. This is a small way of giving back to the community.

Honorees at the Unity in the Community Awards are:
Flawless Damsels Boutique
Land of Kush
Summar Goodman
Brandi Hunter
Shaqueal Wilson
Melinda Bailey
Stacey Fowlkes
Van Brooks
Karen Outlaw
Marvin Hayes
Sharon Hayes
Ivan Bates, Esquire
Marvin McDowell
Chanelle Cooper
Darryl D. Barber, Jr.
Rev. Franklin Lance
Christina Flowers
karen outlawMEET Karen E. Outlaw

Karen is a lifelong Baltimore resident and attended Coppin State University. She has been employed by Baltimore County Government for 30 years and is currently an Information Technology Senior Project Manager in the Office of Information Technology. Additionally, she is the Chairperson of the Supervisory, Management, and Confidential Employees Association for Baltimore County Government, which represents over 800 professionals.

Karen is a leader in many volunteer organizations, serving as president and board member of the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc. She is an original member of the 19-year-old event, which now attracts over thirty thousand visitors each year. They have raised over $90,000.00 in scholarships for Senior High School Students further their education. She plays a role and has been recognized many times by County leaders and Baltimore County Executives for her contributions to the African American community.

She is a member of the Priceless Gowns Project, offering prom gowns at no cost to high school girls, who otherwise would not be able to attend. She also support numerous homeless events, transitional homes, shelters and a member of the Movement Team.

In addition, Karen is on the Advisory Board of the Eric King Foundation, which sponsors programs for city youth. She serves as a judge in the SAGE Summit, a program sponsoring character-building programs for students in the Baltimore County School System. She support the food drives and other programs at Westside Elementary Baltimore City School.   Has served many years as a judge for the Baltimore County Board of Elections.

Volunteer with the United Ways Emerging Leaders United (ELU), Usher Board of Saint Bernadine’s Catholic Church, as well as a volunteer at the Banneker Museum.