Two OSI Community Fellows, Brittany Young (2018) and Bree Jones (2020) will be part of the inaugural cohort of Fund for New Leadership fellows, a national program, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. They will each receive $75,000 in unrestricted grant funding annually for three years, along with mentorship, leadership training, and peer coaching.
Jones, who founded Parity, an organization that refurbishes vacant homes in West Baltimore creating more affordable homes in those neighborhoods, will use the additional funding for operational expenses including hiring its first staff member.
Young, founder of B-360, which uses dirtbike culture to introduce young people in Baltimore to educational and career opportunities in STEM fields, will be able to expand operations with the additional funding.
Young and B-360 were also featured on the Today Show on NBC on July 7, discussing B-360’s recently announced collaboration with the B&O Railroad Museum. View the Today Show segment here.