Building Power: Meet Kuijuan Jackson of Communities United

Community organizing is both an endeared and often forgotten skill that sits at the cornerstone of building power in communities of color, so for Kuijuan “Big Woogie” Jackson, 23, of Communities United (CU) being a Community Organizer was an easy choice.  Kuijuan came to Communities United in 2018 through Baltimore’s summer youth employment program, Youth […]

Ending The Year With a Homerun – Baltimore Urban Baseball Association

When traveling on I-95 north into Downtown Baltimore, one may be shocked to learn that the tall landmark embossed with the name Baltimore written vertically is in fact, a trash incinerator. You may be even more shocked to learn that this site, where our city burns trash, was once home to a proud Negro League […]

Funding Collaborative Seeks Proposals for Summer Programs Serving Baltimore Youth

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC) is now accepting applications for summer 2022 programs. Now in its eighth year, the SFC works to expand summer enrichment opportunities for young people in Baltimore City. Collaborative members currently include: the Abell Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, […]

Community MVP: Creative Nomads

Torrey Smith introduces us to a group that serves the community by providing access to cultural programs. Source: CBS Baltimore

Refocusing the gaze – African Youth Alchemy

“Our greatest stories come from our history.” Ras Tre Subira Founder – African Youth Alchemy African Youth Alchemy  uses media and the arts to create cultural ambassadors of African Descent to educate themselves and their community. An outgrowth of an Atlanta-based organization, Helping Africa By Establishing Schools at Home and Abroad (HABESHA), AYA has redefined […]

Changing the narrative – Wide Angle Youth Media

“All of our young people have something important to share, whether or not they’re told that is something else” Moira Fratantuono Development and Communications Director Wide Angle Youth Media is widening the narrowed angle by which youth serving nonprofits utilize the talents and know-how of Baltimore’s youth. With a mission to  ‘cultivate and amplify youth […]

BCYF launches new pilot program for youth leadership development

“The purpose of education should be to teach students how to be honorable and effective managers of power.” John Henrik Clarke Historian BCYF Inc. has launched a new pilot program for youth leadership development in Baltimore City. The program, The Avis Ransom Institute (ARI), will train young people to be effective leaders and representatives in their […]