• 2010 OSI Fellow to headline one-woman show in New York

    On August 12, 2010 OSI Community Fellow Meshelle Foreman, known by her stage name Meshelle: The Indie Mom of Comedy, will star in a one-woman show at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre in New York City. Called “Can I Be Great? Life After 20 Years Inside,” the show “explores the shelf-life of a stand-up […]

  • OSI releases report on efforts to improve healthcare for opioid users

    OSI-Baltimore is proud to release a report that summarizes our work with several local hospitals over the last several years, to explore ways to divert opioid users from Emergency Departments and toward more long-term, holistic care. The report, “Hospital Innovations to Reduce Emergency Department Utilization Among People with Opioid Use Disorder,” is part of the OSI-Baltimore […]

  • OSI Fellow’s organization to rehab Poppleton homes, in victory for community

    Today, Mayor Brandon Scott, Housing Commissioner Alice Kennedy and La Cité Development President Daniel Bythewood Jr. will announce that 11 homes slated for potential demolition in the Poppleton neighborhood – a Black community that dates back to the Civil War – will instead be rehabbed by Black Women Build-Baltimore, founded by 2018 OSI Community Fellow […]

  • BRIDGES Coalition to open Overdose Prevention Site in Baltimore

    This week, the OSI-supported BRIDGES Coalition, an advocacy coalition working to end overdose and criminalization by promoting safe spaces, dignity, health, and justice for people who use drugs, will open a model overdose prevention site (OPS) in Baltimore as part of its Yes On My Block campaign in favor of legalizing the opening of overdose prevention […]

  • Baltimore joins Mayor’s Office, City Council in commitment to bolster abortion access in the wake of disastrous Supreme Court decision

    On Tuesday, OSI-Baltimore joined the Mayor’s office and members of the Baltimore City Council to announce a commitment to protect access to abortion and ensure the preservation of other reproductive rights in response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade on June 24. “This Supreme Court decision is a devastating blow to women around […]

  • OSI Fellow-founded nonprofits selected for Goldman Sachs Black Women Impact Grants Awards

    Last week, Goldman Sachs announced the 50 Recipients of its Black Women Impact Grants, designed to help nonprofits led by Black women scale their work. Eight Maryland nonprofits were selected for the awards, which range from $50,000 to $250,000. Of those, four were founded by OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows: Black Women Build – Baltimore, Inc., founded […]

  • Baltimore Green Map releases comprehensive map of Baltimore’s Jones Falls Trail

    Baltimore Green Map, an environmental advocacy group founded by 1998 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow Janet Felsten, recently released its latest Jones Falls Trail Connected map, which is available online (side one and side two) and in a 24” x 17” handily folded, pocket-size print version available for free at many locations listed here. Side one includes […]

  • Guaranteed Income Pilot application now open

    On Monday, Mayor Brandon Scott hosted a press conference at the Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition (HEBCAC)’s Eastside YO Center to announce the opening of applications for the city guaranteed income pilot, officially known as the Baltimore Young Families Success Fund. During the pilot, Baltimore will pay $1,000 per month to 200 young parents, […]

  • 2020 OSI Community Fellows join alumni network

    Last week, the 2020 cohort of OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows gathered to mark the end of their 18-month Fellowship and enter into the network of alumni fellows. The event was hosted by 2016 Fellow Eliseba Osore and 2009 Fellow Dwayne Hess, co-chairs of the Fellows Advisory Board, which works to build the strength of the fellows’ […]

  • Baltimore launches Guaranteed Income pilot

    This week, Mayor Brandon Scott announced the launch of a $5.5 million Guaranteed Income pilot, in which Baltimore will pay $1,000 per month to 200 young parents, from 18 to 24 years old, for two years. OSI Director Danielle Torain and OSI Advisory Board Vice Chair Joe Jones, founder and CEO of the Center for […]