Christopher Redwood

Freelance Grant Writer & Graphic Designer

Location:Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
Consummate change-agent thoroughly-engaged in community development, improvement, and revitalization work spanning two decades. Proficient communicator, leader, project manager, consultant, and self-starter interested in continuing solid work in community development and revitalization.

Leadership and team building; community building and revitalization; community mobilization; grant proposals; staff management; urban forestry/greening and environmental best-practices; property renovation; community outreach; relationship building; project management; PC & Apple computer platforms; research, data collection and analysis; graphic design; integrated marketing; print management; and conversational sign language.

Executive Officer/Committee Chair. Southwest Partnership, Baltimore, MD. February 2015 to present.
Improving community safety, and vibrancy in seven Southwest Baltimore communities through this non-profit community organization. Advocating for community policing, better responsiveness to resident requests for city services, and improvements to existing community infrastructure in the public right of way including streets, parks, sidewalks, vacant lots, and public lighting.

President. Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Association, Baltimore, MD. March 2015 to Nov. 2015.
Facilitated community meetings and board meetings, and advocated for city services to the neighborhood to improve the quality of life for community residents.

Vice-President. Hollins Roundhouse Neighborhood Assoc., Baltimore, MD. Feb. 2012 to March 2015.
Secured $25,000 in grants for community greening projects and remediated blight issues to improve the quality of life in this Baltimore City neighborhood of 1800 residents. Developed working relationships and tours with police and city officials to respond directly to neighborhood issues. Reduced 15 percent of vacant house blight in the neighborhood.

Founder. City Crops, Baltimore, MD. January 2011 to December 2012.
Non-profit formed to combat food insecurity issues in the eastern United States. Worked to establish farmers markets in identified Baltimore City and New York City food deserts.

AmeriCorps, Community Service Volunteer and Inaugural Alumni. Summers 1993 & 1994.
New York City Volunteer Corps, Team Leader. New York, NY. February 1992 to March 1993.

Integrated Marketing, Communications, Print Management, Project Management, and Publishing.
• Marriott International, Print and Fulfillment Manager. October 2014 to February 2016;
• PBS, Print and Digital Producer/Project Manager. December 2013 to December 2014;
• AAAS, Senior Print/Online Production Specialist. October 2005 to April 2013;
• Orb Communications, Owner and Consultant. August 2003 to September 2005;
• The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Print Production and Publications Manager. October 2000 to August 2003;
• Teaching Strategies, Print Manager. August 1999 to October 2000;
• ASPCA, Print Coordinator. January 1998 to July 1999.

Bachelor of Science, Print Management and Publishing. Rochester Institute of Technology. May 1997.

Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Graphic Design