TEHYA JENAE FAULK
Tehya is establishing Orphan We, which will use digital spaces to collect and archive stories of people on the edge of society — primarily those with intersectional identities.
Atiya is establishing Baltimore Living in Sustainable Simplicity (BLISS) Meadows, which will provide the Frankford community access to fresh food and a connection to nature.
In partnership with various healthcare providers and other partner organizations, Troy is establishing More Than a Shop as a network of barbershops and beauty salons that will bring healthcare, job training, and mental health resources to communities throughout Baltimore City.
Monica is establishing Be a Chef for a Day (BaCFaD) Mobile Teaching Kitchen and Training Kitchen to engage North Baltimore youth ages 14 to 21 in culinary education and job training by making fresh meals for people in need.
JAMES HENDERSON SR.
James is establishing Pathways to College and Entrepreneurship as an innovative, multi-layered education program designed to expose underserved Baltimore youth to college readiness and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Darius is establishing The Short Kuts Narrative Therapy Initiative as an innovative social impact project utilizing the creative process of therapeutic storytelling. The process is designed to aid in the healing of generational, personal, familial, professional, and environmental trauma.
Through Building Our Nation’s Daughters (BOND), Ateira is encouraging healthy two-generation relationships, economic mobility, and educational achievement by providing single mothers and their daughters in grades 5 to 12, with mentoring, counseling, education, and career support.
Through the Parole Hearing Preparation Project, Elizabeth is working to systematize parole hearing preparation by developing appropriate and effective materials, by empowering inmates
and their family members to make their best case for parole release, and by engaging and guiding volunteers to support people in parole hearing preparation.
Bree is establishing Parity, an equitable housing development company that is building a collective of motivated individuals who are cooperatively reviving West Baltimore neighborhoods through homeownership, civic engagement, and development
Wayne is establishing The Beautiful Baltimore Project to support the educational and social development needs of McElderry Park’s young people, incorporating the goals and passions of participants.
E.V. is establishing The Queer Crisis Response Unit (QCRU), an emergency services alternative designed to reduce the collateral consequences of criminalization experienced by the TLGBQIA+ survivors of interpersonal and systemic violence in Baltimore City.
Isaiah is establishing The Greenmount East Leadership Project to connect community youth to positive role models who will assist them with developing life skills, healthy coping skills, and sound decision-making skills.
Additional Community Fellowships Grants
OSI-Baltimore’s Community Fellowships Program seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore City. Launched in 1998, the Community Fellowships Network is now a corps of social innovators 210 strong.
Business Volunteers Maryland
$45,000 over 18 months to provide support to strengthen organizations founded by Baltimore Community Fellows by identifying specific needs and opportunities for various types of volunteer services and matching the organizations with appropriate volunteers.
A New Faith Community
$25,000 over one year to provide general support.