• Scott Nolen talks about working toward health equity on Comcast Newsmakers

    Scott Nolen, the director of Open Society Institute’s Addiction and Health Equity program, appeared on Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the history of the war on drugs, efforts to increase access to treatment for drug users most in danger of overdosing, and the role of Open Society’s work in Baltimore to national efforts. Comcast Newsmakers segments […]

  • Capacity crowd joins talk about the legacy of Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Last night, more than 700 people came to the Church of the Redeemer to hear Steve Luxenberg, author of the new book, Separate: The Story of Plessy vs. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation, talk about the history of the case and its lasting impact on the country with Chief Judge Robert Bell, […]

  • Out of the Blocks profiles OSI-supported drug treatment van outside city jail

    Yesterday, WYPR’s Out of the Blocks, which profiles people living and working on different city blocks, focused on the PCARE Van, which the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute operates with support from Open Society Institute-Baltimore. OSI’s support for the van is part of the Addiction and Health Equity program’s strategy to reduce overdose by increasing access […]

  • OSI Community Fellow’s Teacher Supply Swap featured on WBFF

    This week, WBFF featured 2016 OSI Community Fellow Melissa Badeker and her project, Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap, an organization that collects unused school supplies from teachers and gets them into the hands of other instructors and educators who can use them. Badeker and co-founder Kathleen Williams started the swap in part because they had so many […]

  • Daily Record names OSI board member Alicia Wilson an “Influential Marylander”

    This week, the Daily Record announced its Influential Marylanders list; among the honorees is OSI Advisory Board member Alicia Wilson. Wilson is Vice President of Community Affairs and a legal advisor at Sagamore Development Company. Wilson previously appeared on the Baltimore Business Journal’s “National Influencers: Rising Stars” list, and was named in the Journal’s annual […]

  • Amy Tenney

    OSI Community Fellow Amy Tenney featured in Immaculata Magazine

    Recently, 2017 OSI Community Fellow Amy Tenney was featured in Immaculata Magazine, the alumni publication for Immaculata University, Tenney’s alma mater. Tenney’s fellowship, Healing and Community Integration Through Music: Refugees and Other Vulnerable Immigrants Program was designed to provide music therapy for those who are adjusting to life in the United States.   Tenney is […]

  • OSI to co-sponsor training for lawyers representing asylum-seekers

    OSI-Baltimore is co-sponsoring a training event with Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and others on Friday, March 8 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Representing Asylum-Seekers: Model Hearing Edition will include sessions focusing on how to represent children and families applying for asylum while in removal […]

  • OSI Advisory Board member Alicia Wilson featured in Forbes

    This week, Forbes featured OSI-Baltimore Advisory Board member Alicia Wilson, who is the senior vice president of impact investments and senior legal counsel for Port Covington Impact Investments.  The piece profiled not only Wilson’s work mentoring Baltimore City youth but also her position as a black, female attorney, and how that informs her desire to make […]

  • OSI’s Karen Webber touts impact of restorative practices at Educating the Whole Child forum

    Friday afternoon, Karen Webber, director of OSI-Baltimore’s Education and Youth Development program, presented as a part of the Baltimore Curriculum Project’s annual Leading Minds forum. The topic this year was “Educating the Whole Child” and the other speakers were Kirwin Commission Chair Brit Kirwan and Mark Gaither, principal of Wolfe Street Academy, a pioneering community […]

  • OSI publishes cost-benefit analysis of releasing aging prisoners

    Today, Open Society Institute-Baltimore released a new report, “Building on the Unger Experience: A cost-benefit analysis of releasing aging prisoners.” The new report follows the Justice Policy Institute report, “The Ungers: Five Years and Counting,” which detailed OSI’s five-year investment to provide reentry services for aging prisoners in the “Unger Group,” who were returning to […]