• Community Fellow’s show highlights prisoners’ artwork

    On April 30th from 7-10pm, the Blank Page Project will host the opening of A WAY OUT at the Platform Gallery. A WAY OUT is a dual exhibition featuring works by Free Space and Baltimore Youth Arts. 2015 Community Fellow Dave Eassa started Free Space, which brings visual art, poetry Frand other forms of creative expression into prisons. […]

  • Baltimore United For Change Releases Ad Spot

    Check out this new ad spot from Baltimore United for Change (BUC), an OSI-funded coalition of organizations and activists working for social justice in Baltimore. Featured in the video are poets Dev Rock and Lady Brion (Brion Gill) from coalition member organization, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. Brion is also an OSI Community Fellow. Video […]

  • Baltimore City students stage walkout protesting standardized testing

    Holding signs with messages like “Jobs Not Jail,” “Park the PARCC,” and “We are students, not test scores,” about 100 students across Baltimore City walked out of their classrooms Friday afternoon to protest the PARCC standardized test, which they call a “mechanism of institutional racism.” The walkout culminated at a rally in front of the […]

  • OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows respond

    We’re proud of the many OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows who work in Baltimore every day. Here are just a few articles/radio interviews profiling the work of our fellows during the Baltimore Uprising.

  • A Call For Applicants: 2016 Baltimore Community Fellowships

    The Baltimore Community Fellowships Program was established to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences and professional experiences to serve marginalized communities.

  • A Call For Applicants: 2014 Baltimore Community Fellowships

    The Open Society Institute-Baltimore launched the Community Fellowships program in 1998. It is now a corps of social innovators over 140 strong…

  • Heman Rai, Soccer Without Borders

    I was born in a refugee camp in Nepal. I never imagined I would go to college because the camp only offered 1st to 10th grade.