This week, 2016 OSI Community Fellow Melissa Badeker was featured on WYPR’s On the Record, talking about how the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap, the program she co-founded, has grown. The program is an exchange that provides much-needed school supplies to the educators who need them. As Badeker describes, the Swap gave away $20,000 worth of supplies in 2015, the year it started, and has already given away $180,000 worth of supplies so far this year, a little more than halfway through the year.
Badeker was also featured on NPR’s Morning Edition this week as well. Listen here. Last summer, Badeker and the Swap were on Baltimore native Mike Rowe’s Returning the Favor. The Swap was also the subject of an Impact Photo Series.