Jackie Bello is expanding Dent Education by working in partnership with several schools (Green Street Academy, Maree G. Farring Elementary School, and Benjamin Franklin High School) to develop Bet on Baltimore. The initiative teaches design thinking, community engagement and entrepreneurship to instill students with the skills and mindset essential to becoming changemakers.
Matthew Burke has established Baltimore Free Farm Food Rescue, a network of food give-away sites at local businesses, churches and community centers for the purpose of providing nutritious food, reducing waste and educating the public on issues related to food justice.
Ausar Daniels works in partnership with Tubman House to develop the Greater Mondawmin Empowerment Project which provides education and vocational training for the Sandtown-Winchester community in agriculture, culinary arts, and wellness.
Ryan Flanigan works in collaboration with the Baltimore Housing Roundtable and the Central Baltimore Partnership to establish the Remington Community Land Trust which aims to preserve and expand affordable housing options as a means to maintain Remington as a multi-class community.
Eric Jackson has created Building Black Land and Food Sovereignty Practice as a part of Black Yield Institute. His project organizes residents to create community-oriented solutions to the food equity issue in the Cherry Hill and Poppleton communities.
Munib Lohrasbi works in partnership with Disability Rights Maryland to establish the State Correctional Facilities Oversight Committee Project. The initiative aims to increase transparency and enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the state’s correctional facilities.
Alex Long has established the McElderry Youth Redemption Boxing Program as a vehicle to use physical rigor and a disciplined structure to engage vulnerable youth, ages ten to fourteen, in alternatives to negative activities.
In partnership with Jubilee Arts, Kim Loper, is building Youth in Business Design Collective, an initiative that cultivates the entrepreneurial leadership skills of high school aged youth by providing hands-on experience operating an art and design-based business.
Shantell Roberts is expanding Touching Young Lives, Inc. to focus on the health and well-being of infants and children by using the “Portable Alternative Crib” as a new and innovative safe sleep alternative for infants.
Amy Tenney is working in collaboration with the Goodnow Community Center and other organizations to establish the Healing and Community Integration through Music: Refugees and Other Vulnerable Immigrants Program. The program provides music therapy services and teaches methods for healing and self-care to participants.
Business Volunteers Maryland
$20,000 over one year to provide mentors and advisors to organizations established by Baltimore Community Fellows