• OSI-supported LEAD program featured in MPT series

    Recently, OSI grantee, Behavioral Health System Baltimore (BHSB) has been working with Maryland Public Television on a digital television series that features the OSI-funded Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. This three-part series will be released over the next several weeks. Part one is on MTP’s website now. BHSB also highlighted the work of Baltimore Police […]

  • OSI Fellow announces $20k in college scholarships

    Recently, 2013 OSI Community Fellow Lanaea Featherstone announced that her foundation, The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation along with the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C. will debut the Featherstone College Scholarships, an innovative $20,000 fund designated to increase Baltimore’s Latino enrollment and promote higher education. Ten Latinx students will […]

  • Nominations open for Heart of the School Awards

    Do you know an awesome Baltimore City Public Schools Principal? Nominate them for the Heart of the School Awards. It only takes a few minutes. The Heart of the School Awards, managed by OSI grantee Fund for Educational Excellence in collaboration with Baltimore City Public Schools, is a community-wide celebration of the dedication, innovation, and leadership of the […]

  • 2018 is Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s 20th Anniversary!

    In 1998, Open Society Foundations (OSF) officially opened its first–and still only–U.S. field office, Open Society Institute-Baltimore. Throughout 2018, we’ll use the logo above to mark this momentous year and host events and discussions about our history, our present, and our future (click here to receive updates). Twenty years ago, the idea was to hire a […]

  • WYPR features three more 2017 Community Fellows

    WYPR’s On the Record recently wrapped up its profiles of the 2017 Community Fellows cohort with segments on Eric Jackson, Jackie Bello, and Alex Long. Eric Jackson, working through the Black Yield Institute, is creating the “Building Black Land and Food Sovereignty Practice” in the Cherry Hill and Poppleton neighborhoods. He’ll organize community-driven cooperative food ventures […]