Today, 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 Gianna Rodriguez, Deborah Ramsey, and JC Faulk (click names to hear each profile).
As pat of her Fellowship, Gianna Rodriguez will expand on her work with Baltimore Youth Arts to establish an arts and employment program for youth ages 16-21, with a focus on youth transitioning out of the juvenile and adult detention centers.
Deborah Ramsey, a former police officer, will establish the Penn North Violence Prevention Youth Center to provide west Baltimore youth in grades K-12 with free structured programming during out-of-school time. Through this program, youth will have access to academic and leadership development as well as civic engagement opportunities.
J.C. Faulk will expand on his work with An End to Ignorance/Circles of Voices conversation series to engage Baltimore city residents in consciousness raising discussions around racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and other challenging issues.
Read about the whole class of Fellows here and listen to previous shows featuring OSI’s 2016 Community Fellows Jermaine Bell, Jennifer Will Thapa, Melissa Badeker, Isa Olufemi, and Kate Miller.