• WYPR Profiles OSI Fellows Jennifer Will-Thapa and Jermaine Bell

    As part of its ongoing series of profiles of OSI-Baltimore’s 2016 cohort of Community Fellows, WYPR’s “On the Record,” hosted by Sheilah Kast, recently profiled Jennifer Will-Thapa and Jermaine Bell. Jennifer will develop the Common Ground Youth Farm Project during her Fellowship. The project will provide on-the-job training, mentorship, and personal development to young people […]

  • WYPR Profiles Community Fellows Isa Olufemi and Katie Miller

    As part of its ongoing series of profiles of OSI-Baltimore’s 2016 cohort of Community Fellows, WYPR’s “On the Record,” hosted by Sheilah Kast, profiled Isa Olufemi and Katie Miller on today’s show. As part of his Fellowship, Olufemi is founding the Poet Pride Run Club at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The running club combines physical fitness […]

  • The Votes Are In: The Solutions Summit Action Plan is Here

    On Saturday, more than 700 people came to the War Memorial Building to listen, talk, debate, and vote on a policy plan for Baltimore’s new mayor and City Council as part of OSI’s Solutions Summit. If you missed it, check out the recaps in the Baltimore Sun and City Paper or watch the whole thing on […]

  • OSI-supported Bard High School featured in the Atlantic

    This week, the Atlantic posted a great profile on the Bard Early College Network, and features OSI-Baltimore supported Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) Baltimore, a High Value High School. BHSEC, established with the help of an OSI-Baltimore grant to the Fund for Educational Excellence, is designed to allow Baltimore City students to graduate in […]

  • Just Posted: Agenda for Saturday’s Solutions Summit

    In case you haven’t heard, this Saturday, December 10th, is the Solutions Summit, a free, all-day event where residents from all over Baltimore will come together to discuss and vote on priorities for the new mayor and City Council. Mayor Catherine Pugh, former Mayor Kurt Schmoke (a Solutions Summit co-chair), and Sherrilyn Ifill, president-counsel of […]

  • Congratulations Mayor Pugh – See You Saturday at Solutions Summit

    Yesterday, after being sworn in as mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh promised to work to lift up communities throughout the city, not just downtown. “We understand that downtowns are really important, but so are uptowns and neighborhoods from east to west, north to south,” she said. “Every neighborhood deserves to be the greatest.” Pugh will join […]

  • Diana Morris and Kurt Schmoke talk about Solutions Summit on WEAA

    This week, OSI-Baltimore director, Diana Morris and Kurt Schmoke, University of  Baltimore president and former mayor of Baltimore, appeared on WEAA’s Keep It Moving with Marsha Jews to talk about the Solutions Summit. The Summit will take place Saturday, December 10 from 9am- 4:30pm at the War Memorial. Schmoke is the Summit co-chair, along with Chair […]

  • OSI’s Tara Huffman talks to VICE about prospects for consent decree

    Tara Huffman, director of OSI-Baltimore’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice program, recently spoke to VICE for its story about the new urgency surrounding the expected consent decree between the city and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The consent decree is the expected result from the DOJ investigation of the Baltimore City Police (BPD) after the death of […]

  • OSI Baltimore Talks to WJZ about the Solutions Summit

    On Saturday, WJZ public affairs show On Time hosted OSI-Baltimore director Diana Morris, and Joe Jones, President and CEO of Center for Urban Families and the Vice Chair of OSI’s Advisory Board to talk about the upcoming Solutions Summit. The Summit will be held at the War Memorial on December 10 (register for free here), and […]

  • Solutions Summit to Present Pugh With Community-Driven Recommendations

    On December 10, Mayor-Elect Catherine Pugh will welcome an expected crowd of 800 to 1,000 people at Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Solutions Summit, a free, full-day celebration of civic participation where city residents will vote on the priorities they want to see the new mayor and City Council focus on over the next 12 to 18 […]