• 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 [...]
  • Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Danielle Torain, Open Society Institute Baltimore

    Danielle Torain joins Sloane Brown to talk about her first two years as director of Open Society Institute Baltimore, and how COVID-19, issues of racial equity and new motherhood have affected that role.

  • Monica Cooper: ‘We were all born to be in the service of others’

    By Special to The Daily Record Adam Bednar Maryland Justice Project founder Monica Cooper created the organization to champion solutions to issues of economic justice hindering formerly incarcerated people. She knows firsthand the struggles those individuals face in earning a living and building a prosperous future for themselves and their families once their sentence is [...]
  • Danielle Torain: ‘You’re talking about your own folks’

    By Adam Bednar Danielle Torain grew up in Baltimore, and her career included work in the mayor’s office before taking over as the executive director of the Open Society Institute Baltimore early in 2020. Having young people of color in positions leading organizations, she said, provides an important context for organizations like her own dedicated [...]
  • Community groups unite for Md. criminal justice reform

    By Steve Lash Maryland’s criminal laws and policies must be reviewed and when necessary changed to protect minorities, exploited women and the poor from being targeted by the police simply because of who they are, members of a fledgling coalition of community organizations said Wednesday.  Read Full Article
  • Danielle Torain named OSI-Baltimore executive director

    By Adam Bednar Danielle Torain takes over as Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s executive director on Jan. 21 at a time when issues at the core of the organization’s mission, such as criminal justice reform, are intertwined with the debate about how to address violent crime in the city. Read Full Article