Baldwin Promise Zone 

The Baldwin Promise Zone was initiated by the Baldwin Community Schools.

Media Contact:
Ayana N. Richardson
Baldwin College Access Center
Director and Promise Zone Coordinator
231-745-1141

Deb Smith-Olson
Baldwin Promise Authority Chair
231-745-4601


Baldwin Promise Zone Authority
Deb Smith Olson
Chair
Chairman & CEO
Lake-Osceola State Bank

Paul Bigford
Vice Chair
Long Term Development Chair
Readiness Committee
Township Official
Vedra Gant
Secretary & Outreach
Director
Yates Township Dial-a-Ride
Ellen Kerans
Treasurer & Outreach Chair
Retired Teacher and Consultant

Rick Simonson
Short Term Development Chair
Business and Education Consultant


Eric Lewis
Outreach
Plan Development
Readiness Committee
Semi-retired Attorney
Randy Howes
Readiness Committee
Baldwin Superintendent, Retired
Bob Myers
Outreach
Lake County Commissioner
Judy Eversole
Baldwin Community Schools Board Trustee
Winston Welch
Pastor
Ernie Wenger
Local Business Leader
 

Community Profile: Baldwin

  • Free and reduced lunch: 93.3% (state average: 46.1%)
  • Unemployment rate: Lake County - 15.5%; Baldwin - 11.6%
  • 27.8% African-American ; 2.3% American Indian; 0.28% Asian; 6.1% Other
  • Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.34% (state average: 24.5%)