• Sahara Page, Journee Cuffie and Kyra Smith

    Community Fellow’s Writers in Baltimore Schools celebrates National Poetry Month

    Writers in Baltimore Schools, an organization founded by 2008 OSI Community Fellow Patrice Hutton, is celebrating young writers during National Poetry Month with two events. On April 22, high school and college students in WBS’s JHU Writing Seminars Poetry & Social Engagement course will read from the anthology they created during the last semester at […]

  • OSI Community Fellow’s Baltimore Green Space to host celebration of Fairwood Forest

    On Saturday, May 4, Baltimore Green Space, an organization started by 2007 OSI Community Fellow Miriam Avins, will host an event to celebrate Baltimore City’s first community-preserved urban forest, Fairwood Forest. In 2018, Baltimore Green Space joined the Glenham-Belhar Community Association to help preserve the more than 3 acres of land through a land trust. […]

  • Community Law in Action to honor OSI board member Alicia Wilson

    On May 14, OSI grantee, Community Law In Action (CLIA) will honor Alicia Wilson, senior vice president of impact investments and senior legal counsel for Port Covington Impact Investments LLC and an OSI Advisory Board member at its annual luncheon “Inspiring Voices.” CLIA is a nonprofit organization that aims to help young people become effective […]

  • 2018 Community Fellow in Toyota #makeup2mud campaign

    2018 OSI Community Fellow Brittany Young was recently featured in a Toyota “#makeup2mud” video talking about her project, B-360, an organization that uses dirt bike culture as a way to introduce young people to educational and career opportunities in STEM fields. Young, who is a chemical engineer, wants to use the program to give young […]

  • Technical.ly Baltimore covers 2018 OSI Fellow’s tech response to homelessness in the trans community

    Technical.ly Baltimore recently featured 2018 OSI Community Fellow Ava Pipitone and her fellowship program, HostHome. The project, which is still in its early stages, will use technology to connect people in the transgender community to emergency housing. Pipitone’s initial pilot program was able to sign up for hosts who housed 21 guests. She’s hoping to […]

  • Baltimore Fishbowl features OSI Fellow Debbie Ramsey

    This week, Baltimore Fishbowl featured a profile of 2016 OSI Community Fellow Debbie Ramsey, detailing the former police officer’s work founding Unified Efforts, which seeks to broaden the horizons of young people in Penn North through after-school and summer programming. An excerpt: “If we can expose our children to new career paths, that will take […]

  • OSI Fellow Munib Lohrasbi and Disability Rights Maryland to release report on confinement of women with disabilities

    On Friday, OSI Community Fellow Munib Lohrasbi will host a press conference at the office of OSI grantee Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) to announce the release of a report, “Segregation and Suicide: Confinement at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.” Senator Susan Lee, Delegate Jazz Lewis, and Delegate-elect Sara Love join DRM Executive Director Robin […]

  • OSI Fellow receives Fulbright scholarship to study opioid addiction

    Andrew Gaddis, a medical student at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and 2011 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow, was recently awarded a Fulbright scholarship that he’ll use to study the effectiveness of opioid replacement therapy. Gaddis will spend his Fulbright year at Insite, a supervised injection facility (SIF) in Vancouver. “I want to become a […]

  • OSI Community Fellows Network gathers for summit

    By Emily Smith Last week, OSI invited connectors from our OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows Network to a two and a half day Fellows Network Summit at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland. The connectors were identified through the network analysis process undertaken last year and span every cohort year from 1998-2015. The Summit, crafted with input […]

  • I Can B’More Concert Showcases Talents of Baltimore Youth

    On Saturday, May 14, the Baltimore Dance Crews Project (BDCP), an after school program that uses hip-hop dance moves to connect and strengthen relationships with students, held its 4th annual I Can B’More concert, showcasing the hard work and dedication of BDCP’s scholars. This year, dance crews coming from as far as from New York, […]