Weaving Peace and Power: Saran Fossett of Aziza PE&CE

A fierce model, who cat-walked her way to the runways of Paris in the 90s, Saran Fossett now models audacious love for Black youth in Baltimore through her organization Aziza Pe&ce. She modeled professionally from the age of 16 until now. However, her career was put on hold when she was informed that she was […]

BCYF and Baltimore Brothers host Youth Anti-Violence Series

Baltimore has a critical need for more hope, healing and healthy opportunities, especially for Black children, adolescents, and youth. This will require better relationships among those who are working to create opportunities for their families, their neighborhoods, the organizations and faith communities they work with.   Most importantly, it requires better relationships among the many community […]

BCYF Inc. selects Alysia Lee as its first president

Baltimore, MD – The Transition Board of Directors of the Baltimore Children & Youth Fund (BCYF) selected Alysia Lee as the fund’s first President. Lee will be tasked with the vital job of managing the daily functions of the nearly $12,000,000 annual fund, originally approved by Baltimore City voters in 2016. “I am honored to […]

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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hihFiRAPTA 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 […]