Building and investing in public, private and community partnerships to improve education, job opportunities, health and neighborhoods for Baltimore City’s youth and families.
Since our move to Baltimore in 1994, we’ve had a special interest in the well-being of the children and families in our hometown and are committed to improving the outlook for many of the city’s youngest residents and their parents, who face some of the same challenges we’ve encountered in our work throughout the nation.
Providing coordinated academic, health and family services in five East Baltimore schools for pre-K through middle school students and their parents — and helping change attitudes about education, attendance and parent involvement.
Rehabbing homes, building new housing and bringing commercial development to East Baltimore.
Through the Baltimore Direct Services Grants Program, supporting local summer programs that offer academic, cultural and athletic enrichment, as well as life-skills training, for disadvantaged city youth.
City residents received about $10 million in public benefits such as tax credits and assistance for utilities, health and nutrition.
We strive to build a safe, stable and economically diverse East Baltimore community and to invest in collaborative strategies citywide that help kids succeed in school and families care for their children.
To do this, we work with civic, education, nonprofit and business partners to:
strengthen the city’s network of programs and organizations serving children and their parents.
increase access to economic opportunity for East Baltimore parents and other residents and help low-income individuals there and throughout Maryland become financially stable and able to support their families.
How is Baltimore supporting young readers? Learn more about the city's campaign to increase the number of students reading at grade level.
Responsible Redevelopment: Relocation Road Map 1.0 outlines some of the major challenges faced when low-income families and their children are displaced by redevelopment projects and suggests alternative standards and practices that result in better outcomes for residents.
The Greater Baltimore region has significant untapped assets that could translate into more job opportunities. This Brookings Institution report features recommendations on ways to build on that potential, create more quality jobs and help low-income people access employment.