A few updates from our 2016 cohort of Community Fellows
- This summer Unified Efforts, the violence prevention project started by Community Fellow Debbie Ramsey, will provide a free summer out of school program for West Baltimore/Penn North students, including free indoor swimming lessons, cooking for nutrition classes, art, music, introduction to aviation and aerospace museum visits, nature center visit, free dental screenings, golf, soccer among other offerings. The next fundraiser will be at Chipotle on 41st Street on May 15th.
- On Monday, May 22, LaMarr D. Shields, will be discussing his book, “What I Learned in the Midst of KAOS: The Making of an Ubuntu Teacher” on Monday, May 22 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. Link to the Eventbrite page here. LaMarr’s fellowship, the Teacher Exchange is an innovative strategy to engage young people in their own education by having them act as coaches to new teachers.
- Jermaine Bell, a graphic designer whose community fellowship aims to engage the communities around Exit The Apple, a semi-public art space and idea incubator, to create a system that supports black artists and allows their ideas to grow and thrive, recently spoke to Stay Up News about growing up in a changing Baltimore, embracing his sexuality, and finding his voice through art.