In July a delegation of professors, program directors, program officers, and project coordinators from Mexico from the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ International Visitor Leadership Program visited OSI-Baltimore’s office to learn more about our work.
One of those visitors was Lariza R. Fonseca, a program officer for the Central America and Mexico Youth (CAMY) Fund, who just published a blog post about her trip, including the following section about OSI.
The most inspiring. The efforts of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore to transform the Baltimore City Public Schools’ punitive system where the majority of the students are students of color, in order to establish restorative practices for conflict resolution and thus reduce the number of arrests of Latino and African American youth attending public schools. In this same meeting, I learned that through the Holistic Life Foundation young men are able to explore their emotions and non-toxic masculinities through mindfulness practices and yoga.
Thank you Lariza for your kind words and to you and the entire delegation for visiting. Hope to see you again!