Maryland Community & Small Business Association
Maryland Community & Small Business Association

About Us

Maryland Community & Small Business Association was founded on the idea of helping those in need in Maryland.  

MCASBA has two primary goals.


First, we seek to help revitalize communities by offering training and employment opportunities to citizens in need by linking local small businesses to those needing employment.


Second, through partnerships, development and training, we seek to rebuild communities to their former status, rehabiliting areas that are in need of repair and rebuilding.   


Do you want to support us by helping with our work? We are always seeking business partners and volunteers to help achieve our goals.  Please contact us -  a helping hand is always greatly appreciated!


Cecil Clopton - CEO


Phone: 410-265-5155

Robin Clopton


Shirley Thompson

Vice President

Open Letter to Business Owners from MCASBA CEO Cecil Clopton:

Dear Community Business Person:


My name is Cecil L. Clopton, I am a minority small business owner (Nationwide Concrete Chipping, LLC) in Baltimore and I have a vision.  The vision is to help our communities that have been severely impacted by these hard economic times.  Many youth in some communities are idle neither working or in school, they are the next generation that should support our economic system. 


Many communities in Baltimore City such as Cherry Hill where I grew up, have some staggering statics, unemployment 28.2%, Family Poverty 45.1%, and youth arrest 149%.  The Maryland Community and Small Business Association, Inc., a non-profit 501( c) (3) tax exempt organization was created to implement the vision.


We need to equip youth with the skills/training for employment and career placement.  Maryland Community and Small Business Association, Inc. (MCASBA), offers you an opportunity to take an active role  in changing the future by investing in the lives of youth today.  We are seeking local businesses that would be interested in offering temporary or permanent positions, with pay or no pay to select youth and young adults.  The emphasis is on providing skills and  training.  MCASBA is seeking grant funding to provide stipends to those who are placed in unpaid training positions.


Our organization simultaneously addresses two core issues facing low-income communities;  skill development/training, employment, and education.  One of our programs is “On-The-Job Training” that offers occupational skills training and  prepares participants for career placement. 


The program’s two major components cover:

  • Job Training and Apprenticeships leading to various trade certifications: classroom instruction and on-the-job training in construction, electronics, carpentry, and maintenance repair.


  • Post Program Follow-Up and Support: continuous involvement with participants to support job/school retention.


Additionally, we are asking business owners to consider joining our Board of Directors.  This letter is our introduction to the business community and solicitation for those who are willing to offer positions for training and/or employment .  If you are interested in participating as a employer with training positions, a Board member or both or perhaps you have some questions, please contact Cecil L. Clopton at (443) 413-7436 or Shirley Thompson at (443) 253-9476 or e-mail us at  We are available to meet with you and we will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" in the very near future.


Thank You,


Cecil L. Clopton



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Maryland Community & Small Business Association

1915 Belmont Terrace

Gwynn Oak, MD 21207


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