• Punishing the Poor: Unconvicted Photo Series

    In the U.S, nearly all arrested people are required to pay cash bail in order to be released from jail before trial, yet more than 3 in 5 inmates remain behind bars, unconvicted, because they cannot afford to pay.

  • Let’s Grow: Poet Pride Run Club

    2016 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow Isa Olufemi, started his project, the Poet Pride Run Club at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School because he knows the cultural impact of organizing, educating and conditioning people through running and he wanted to offer those same growth opportunities to the students at Dunbar. He also hopes that his program will help strengthen the “Poet Pride” at Dunbar and change the perception of young black people in the community.

  • People Gather Around: Muze It Outreach Program

    With his OSI-Baltimore Community Fellowship, Yahudah, 39, launched the Muze It Outreach Program, a musical and cultural education program that uses African drumming, hip-hop dance, performance and martial arts to teach children and youth the historical and cultural traditions of the African and African-American diaspora.

  • Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective (BYKE)

    Baltimore Youth Kinetic Energy Collective (BYKE) was founded in 2014 by OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, Evelyn (Chavi) Rhoads, to give young people a safe place to learn bicycle mechanics, practice respectful safe ridership and build community. Rhoads used her fellowship to grow the collective, opening a dedicated repair and training shop in the Oliver neighborhood.

About Impact Series

The work of OSI-Baltimore has impact in many different ways. See how our fellows and grantees are transforming the city in this photo essay series.