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 […]

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 […]

Maryland Book Bank Helps Teachers To Fill Their Shelves For The School Year

The Maryland Book Bank is now working with teachers to fill their shelves.   The book bank is a book distribution program that helps to serve children in under-resourced communities. The program helps kids across the entire state have access to reading materials.   In a quote on their website:     “For more than […]

Creating family memories through drumming – Creative Nomads

On an August summer afternoon, West Baltimore’s Druid Hill park was transformed into a euphony of harmony, drum beats, and rhythmic community during the culminating event for Creative Nomad’s Drumming With Dad program.    A circle, furnished with drums, djembes, maracas and family shared stories that painted pictures of strengthened  family bonds, fellowship, and a […]