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Baltimore’s response to the overdose epidemic

As we mark International Overdose Awareness Day (overdoseday.com), Open Society Institute-Baltimore and the Baltimore City Health Department are proud to announce the release of “Baltimore’s Response to the Overdose Epidemic: An Open Society Institute-Baltimore Brief.” READ MORE »
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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-Baltimore Statement on the Consent Decree

The Open Society Institute-Baltimore welcomes the announcement that the City and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached agreement on a consent decree requiring reforms of the Baltimore Police Department. READ MORE »

A Call for Applicants: 2017 Baltimore Community Fellowships

The Baltimore Community Fellowships Program was established to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences and professional experiences to serve marginalized communities. The 2017 cohort marks 20 years of network-building in the program. Application deadline is Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 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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