• A City Seeks to Undo a Legacy of Trauma

    — Note: Healing City Baltimore is an OSI-supported initiative. — By Daniela Altimari A Baltimore law requires agencies that interact with children and families to receive training in trauma-informed care. It's changing how the city engages with residents, with a greater emphasis on healing rather than hardline policies. The Baltimore public library system used to take a hard line [...]
  • As Baltimore opens enrollment for $1,000 monthly payments to young parents, applicants say the need is real

    By Emily Opilo This week, Wright was one of the first applicants to Baltimore’s guaranteed income pilot program, which promises $1,000-a-month payments for two years to a group of the city’s young parents. Dubbed the Baltimore Young Families Success Fund, the program is open specifically to young parents, ages 18 to 24, who have income [...]
  • Sharing Philanthropic Power With Grantees Is Messy and Challenging but Worth the Effort

    By Danielle Torain and Julia Baez An op-ed by OSI-Baltimore Director Danielle Torain and Baltimore’s Promise CEO Julia Baez about the B’More Invested initiative and the imperative of participatory and trust-based philanthropy to address historic and current inequities in funding Since George Floyd’s murder two years ago this month, and the national racial reckoning that [...]
  • Introducing The Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Higher Education

    2019 OSI Fellow Dinorah Olmos named to the Maryland Daily Record’s 2022 Power 30 Higher Education By Daily Record Staff Maryland has justly earned a reputation as home to some of the finest institutions of higher education in the nation. The men and women who make up our second annual Power 30 Higher Education List [...]
  • Mayor announces launch of guaranteed income pilot program

    By Nicole Batey Mayor Brandon M. Scott, local officials and strategic partners, stood outside the War Memorial Building on April 20 to announce the Baltimore Young Families Success Fund (BYFSF), the mayor’s guaranteed income pilot program. Over the last year, a steering committee co-led by Joe Jones Jr., founder, president and CEO of the Center [...]
  • Baltimore to Pay 200 Young Parents $1,000 a Month as Part of Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

    By Bennett Leckrone Baltimore is set to give 200 young parents a cash payment of $1,000 per month over two years as part of a guaranteed income pilot program, Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) announced Wednesday. The Baltimore Young Families Success Fund program was designed over the past year by a steering committee led by [...]
  • Baltimore City to pay young families $1,000 a month, in “guaranteed income” pilot program

    By Bryna Zumer BALTIMORE — Baltimore City will pilot a "guaranteed income" program, which will pay 200 young, very low-income parents $1,000 a month for two years. The city will use $4.8 million in COVID-related funding for the project. Mayor Brandon Scott announced the pilot program this morning, joining several other cities nationwide in offering [...]
  • Baltimore to pilot monthly $1,000 guaranteed income for 200 young parents, applications open May 2

    By Marcus Dieterle Baltimore will pay $1,000 monthly for two years to 200 young parents as part of a guaranteed income pilot program, Mayor Brandon Scott announced on Wednesday. The city’s guaranteed income pilot program, called the Baltimore Young Families Success Fund, “will help combat the economic fallout from COVID-19 and assist young parents hit [...]
  • Peer navigators at the Penn North Library guide customers in recovery efforts

    Peer navigators at the Penn North Library guide customers in recovery efforts By Emily Sullivan OSI and Baltimore City are partners in the Healing City Baltimore initiative. In a basement conference room at the Penn North Library, away from shelves of books and rows of computers, Tiffinee Scott teaches a group of people how to [...]
  • Racist narratives about Baltimore do lasting damage | GUEST COMMENTARY

    By Danielle Torain Fox News’ top-rated pundit Tucker Carlson yet again aimed his facile racism at Baltimore, recently, calling our city “one of the worst places in the Western Hemisphere” and “a little bit of Haiti in the mid-Atlantic.” As The Baltimore Sun’s editorial pointed out, it was an “especially egregious” outburst, even by the very low [...]