Baltimore magazine’s annual Best of Baltimore issue recently came out and OSI-Baltimore was so pleased to find so many members of the OSI family recognized.

Four different OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows and/or their projects were recognized:

The broad representation of OSI’s Fellows in the issue calls to mind 2015 Fellow Gregory Carpenter’s comment in the Sun’s recent story on the 20th anniversary of the Fellows program: “When we think about the value, we can almost pick any area of the community and you can find an OSI stamp on it,” he said.

In addition, Catalina Rodriguez-Lima, director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, was recognized in a series of profiles of the “Best Baltimoreans” for her collaboration with OSI to create the Safe City Baltimore legal defense fund:

“When the Trump administration announced plans to ramp up U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportations across the country, leading to a series of high-profile arrests earlier this year, she helped the city announce a private legal defense fund for immigrants and refugees called Safe City Baltimore, managed by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.”

Click here to get more information about Safe City Baltimore and to donate – when we reach 80% of our goal, we will begin dispersing funds and we are almost there.

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