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Congratulations to our 2015 Community Fellows!

Meet the inspiring innovators changing Baltimore from the ground up. READ MORE »

Empowering Latinos One ‘Click’ at a Time

Technology is revolutionizing the nation. But in Baltimore and elsewhere, many recent Latino immigrants are disconnected from the Internet and do not have computers at home. Lanaea Featherstone, a 2013 Community Fellow, is working to change that. READ MORE »

First round of Baltimore Justice Fund grants announced

We are proud to announce 13 grants, totaling $337,500, from our Baltimore Justice Fund, intended to build on the momentum of the Baltimore Uprising and address some of the most enduring, entrenched issues affecting our city. READ MORE »

Donate to the Baltimore Justice Fund

The fund will support focused interventions to improve police accountability and police-community relationships, reduce the number of Baltimoreans caught up in the criminal justice system, and engage Marylanders, especially young people, in advocacy for programs and policies to increase opportunity and racial justice. READ MORE »

We’re Hiring: Communications Specialist

Posted on November 4th, 2015 at 11:11 am

The Communications Specialist is a key member of the OSI-Baltimore Communications unit, which is led by the Director of Strategic Communications. Application Deadline: November 27, 2015.

Building a New Movement: Audacious Ideas, Fall 2015

Posted on October 29th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

In the latest edition of our newsletter, we talk about the Baltimore Justice Fund and the first round of grantees, Diana Morris writes about listening to the voices of the uprising, and we declare victory with the enactment of new legislation that…

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The Importance of Student Attendance

Posted by on September 18th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

September is, appropriately enough, Attendance Awareness Month and a good time to talk about how attendance is a portal to many other issues involving Baltimore City students, families and schools. Nearly 85% of our students qualify for free and reduced meals, which is an indicator for poverty; and we can’t discount the attendant barriers and burdens that accompany modern poverty in America.

Thirteen grants, totaling $337,500, aim to improve police accountability and increase racial justice and opportunity for Baltimore residents in the wake of the Baltimore Uprising.

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