• Dustin Reynolds and Journee Cuffie

    Notebooks Full of Beautiful Ideas

    As an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University, Patrice Hutton taught creative writing in a city school where she saw first-hand the dearth of creative writing in classrooms in low-income neighborhoods. So in 2008, she started the after-school program Writers in Baltimore Schools.

  • Kiyia Johnson receives her eagle feather from tribe-member Louis Campbell

    Connecting to Lumbee Heritage Through Art

    Ashley Minner, a 2008 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, developed the Native American After School Art Program at the Baltimore American Indian Center, focusing on Baltimore’s Native American youth population.

  • Leon Palmer and 2011 Community Fellow Lara Law

    A Safe Place for Youth Who are Homeless

    Lara Law, 2011 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, supported a group of youth leaders in the city to establish a comprehensive drop-in resource center for homeless youth.

  • Oliver neighborhood resident, Mary L. Bryant, selects vegetables for the week's meals

    Gather Baltimore

    Every year in the United States, some 68 billion pounds of food goes to waste. Here in Maryland, urban farmer and 2012 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow Arthur Morgan has devised a way to salvage some of our region’s contribution to that waste—and get healthful foods in the hands of those who need it.

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.