Last night, 2016 OSI Community Fellow, Melissa Badeker and the project she co-founded, Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap were featured on WBAL. Badeker and co-founder Kathleen Williams started the swap as a way to collect the unused supplies that teachers have and get them into the hands of teachers who can use them.
“We’re just kind of bridging the gap between people needing supplies and people who want to give their supplies to someone,” said Badeker. Using her fellowship, she was able to expand the project, extending the hours of operation as well as increasing the supply of materials.
Listen to Badeker talk about her project on WYPR’s On the Record.