• Fellows gather to discuss land trust, food sovereignty projects

    The 2017 cohort of OSI Community Fellows and other members of the Fellowships Network gathered today at Church of the Guardian Angel in Remington for their monthly session, where Fellows Eric Jackson and Ryan Flanigan shared updates on their projects. As part of his Fellowship, Jackson, who leads the Black Yield Institute, is organizing a community-controlled […]

  • OSI’s Karen Webber featured in Unified Court Connection newsletter

    This week, Karen Webber, director of OSI’s Education and Youth Development program published an article in the Unified Family Court Connection Fall newsletter on the implementation of restorative practices in Baltimore City Public Schools.   The newsletter also features “Restorative Justice: Transforming Escalating Conflict into a Positive Outcome,” written by Maryland Representative John Sarbanes. Both […]

  • OSI Community Fellow hosts “Recruiting Men as Mentors” training

    On Tuesday, October 30th, 1999 OSI Community Fellow David Miller will facilitate “Keys to Recruiting Men as Mentors.” The training will be held from 10am to 12pm at Miller’s Court on North Howard Street. Find additional information and register here. As part of his fellowship, Miller created the Dare to be King Curriculum as a comprehensive system […]

  • Former Congressman Tom Perriello to lead Open Society Foundations’ US Programs

    Last week, Open Society Foundations announced that Tom Perriello, a former member of the U.S. Congress, diplomat, educator, and activist, will be the new executive director of U.S. Programs. OSI-Baltimore is Open Society Foundations’ only U.S. field office and the work done here is meant to inform the priorities and strategies of the national work. In […]

  • Charm City, film featuring two OSI Fellows, produced by third, opens in Baltimore

    Charm City, a film that features OSI Community Fellows Clayton Guyton (2000, pictured above, in a still from the film), founder of the Rose Street Community Center, and Alex Long (2017), who works at Safe Streets and founded the McElderry Youth Redemption Boxing Program as part of his Fellowship, opened on Friday at the Parkway Theatre and is now playing. Meryam Bouadjemi, a […]

  • OSI Fellow co-hosts End-Dependence Day tomorrow

    Black Yield Institute, directed by 2017 OSI Community Fellow Eric Jackson, and the Farm Alliance of Baltimore co-host End-Dependence Day tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16th, at 2640 Space. The event will include a community meal and a workshop on organizing for food sovereignty. Register here. Through his Fellowship, Jackson is organizing two community-controlled cooperative food ventures in Cherry […]

  • Mayor discusses Safe City Baltimore at public forum

    Last night, Mayor Catherine Pugh joined Catalina Rodriguez-Lima (above right), director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) and a member of OSI-Baltimore’s Leadership Council, at the Southeast Anchor Library for a public forum to discuss Safe City Baltimore, the immigrant legal defense funded founded in collaboration between the city and OSI. OSI and […]

  • Two OSI Fellows among Daily Record’s “Leading Women”

    The Daily Record recently announced its list of Leading Women in Baltimore, and it includes two Open Society Institute Community Fellows, Lanaea Featherstone (2013) and Shantell Roberts (2017).  Featherstone developed her fellowship, “Empowering Latinos One ‘Click’ at a Time,” to teach Latino immigrants basic computer skills and is now president and CEO of the Featherstone […]

  • OSI Fellow, honoree Lawrence Brown listed among “Root 100”

    Morgan State University Professor Dr. Lawrence Brown, a 2012 OSI Community Fellow and recent honoree, was included in the “Root 100,” The Root’s annual list of the 100 most influential African-Americans aged 25 to 45, at number 61. Among other locals on the list are artist Amy Sherald (number 35) and gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous […]

  • Next Consent Decree public hearing to be held October 9

    On Tuesday, October 9th, the Baltimore Police Department, the BPD Monitoring Team, and the Department of Justice will be hold the third quarterly public hearing about the Consent Decree.  The hearing, at the Edward A. Garmatz U.S. District Courthouse, 101 W. Lombard Street, Courtroom 1A, begins at 10am. In addition to general updates on the […]