This week, 2016 OSI Community Fellow, Melissa Badeker and her program, Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap were featured in a great episode of Returning the Favor, a web series developed by Baltimore native Mike Rowe. In the series, which is streamed on Facebook, Rowe travels the country seeking people who are making a difference in their communities and in turn, gives something back to them.
Badeker and co-founder Kathleen Williams, who is also interviewed, started the swap in part because they had so many unused supplies at the end of each school year that were wasted. The Swap was also recently featured in the Baltimore Sun, as well as on WBAL.
Watch Badeker’s episode of Returning the Favor here and learn more about Teacher Supply Swap in our Impact Series.