This Sunday, June 27, B360 Baltimore, the organization founded by 2018 OSI Community Fellow Brittany Young, will host an event celebrating their partnership with the R&O Railroad Museum. The organization uses dirt bike culture to teach STEM skills as well as dirt bike riding safety for young people in Baltimore. The organization trains former street riders over the age of 16, trains them and hires them as instructors.
The event, which runs from 11am – 4pm in the B&O Railroad Museum Lot B, will include STEM learning stations, dirt bike exhibitions, and demonstrations.
Earlier this week, 2017 OSI Community Fellow Eric Jackson was featured in this Baltimore Sun article about a small group of neighborhood activists came together to help their Cherry Hill community at the beginning of the COVID crisis. Jackson is the director of the Black Yield Institute that addresses issues of food apartheid and food independence in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
Kendra Summers, a 2019 Community Fellow, was also featured in a Baltimore Sun piece this week. Summers started Casa Amable (“Kind Home”) to help Spanish-speaking residents in her Brooklyn neighborhood understand tenant rights and the house process, while also teaching them English. She expanded her work during the COVID crisis to include helping those in the community with vaccine outreach, food drives and working to ensure students had internet access for distance learning.