This week, the Baltimore Brew featured the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap, a project co-founded by 2016 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow Melissa Badeker.
Badeker and co-founder Kathleen Williams were inspired to start the swap after realizing they were not the only teachers who had unused and leftover supplies that they no longer wanted or could no longer use and started by holding pop-up stores once a month to give away the excess to other educators.
Badeker will use her fellowship to expand the project by adding more hours to the dedicated space the swap now has in South Baltimore as well as adding more materials.
In November, WYPR’s On the Record interviewed Badeker about her fellowship. Listen here. Earlier this year, the Baltimore Fishbowl ran a feature on the Teacher Supply Swap. Read it here.