This week WYPR’s Midday in the Neighborhood, a program that is designed get perspectives from those who live in all 278 unique neighborhoods in Baltimore, featured two OSI-Community fellows talking about their work in the city’s West side.
Wanda Best, a 2001 Community Fellow who is currently the Executive Director of the Upton Planning Committee which is responsible for the Historic Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street and the Black Arts and Entertainment District (led by another OSI Fellow, Brion Gill) among other projects.
Best worked with the Center for Poverty Solutions and the Baltimore Food Coalition to find ways to reduce hunger and community food insecurity as part of her fellowship.
Debbie Ramsey, a 2016 Community Fellow, is the founder and executive director of Unified Efforts, a non-profit that works with young people in Penn North through out-of-school programming.
They were joined by Linda Rittelmann, who serves on the Executive Committee of the Bolton Hill Community Association.