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OSI-Baltimore Launches Safe City Baltimore

OSI-Baltimore and MIMA created SAFE CITY BALTIMORE in response to the needs of Baltimore’s immigrant communities. The fund will focus on three tiers of support, including “know your rights” outreach, legal assistance to help families develop safety plans, documentation of feasible legal claims to stay in the country, and legal assistance to those in detention and facing deportation. READ MORE »

Talking About Race: James Forman Jr.

Yale legal scholar James Forman, Jr. talks about his “superb and shattering” (per the New York Times) new book, “Locking Up Our Own: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Black America,” as part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series. READ MORE »

OSI plans 5-year roll-out of restorative practices in Baltimore City Public Schools

OSI-Baltimore, in collaboration with Baltimore City Public Schools, the Family League of Baltimore, and the Baltimore School Climate Collaborative, will begin the process of implementing restorative practices in all Baltimore City Schools over the next five years. READ MORE »

Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective (BYKE)

Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective (BYKE) was founded in 2014 by OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, Evelyn (Chavi) Rhoads, to give young people a safe place to learn bicycle mechanics, practice respectful safe ridership and build community. Rhoads used her fellowship to grow the collective, opening a dedicated repair and training shop in the Oliver neighborhood. READ MORE »

OSI Announces New Community Fellows, Releases Network Analysis

Posted on November 9th, 2016 at 7:11 pm

This morning, OSI-Baltimore announced its 19th cohort of Community Fellows. The new Fellows will each receive $60,000 over 18 months to support local projects they designed to address problems in Baltimore’s underserved communities. The 10 new Fellows include established activists,…



Media Advisory Contact Evan Serpick 410-234-1091 Open Society Institute-Baltimore is deeply troubled by revelations that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has been conducting a covert surveillance program in the skies above our city since January. OSI-Baltimore calls for the Baltimore…



On Thursday, OSI-Baltimore hosted its second “Understanding Addiction” training for Baltimore police officers and cadets. As The Guardian reported in its story about the training, the officers and cadets heard from people who had been directly impacted by police abuse,…



Punishing the Poor: Audacious Thinking Summer 2016

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 at 3:08 pm

In the Summer 2016 issue of OSI-Baltimore’s newsletter, Audacious Ideas, we announce our plans for the Solutions Summit on December 10, check in with some of our Community Fellows as they work to build an alumni network, and highlight the…



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