We seek to improve schools, health, economic opportunities and neighborhoods for local kids and their families.

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:

  • This Casey Connects post highlights East Baltimore Development Inc.’s work to help connect local residents with jobs, training and newly developed housing in the neighborhood.
  • What's the real East Baltimore? The East Baltimore Development Inc. video series gives viewers an up-close and current look at developments throughout the community.
  • 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. 
  • Where can city residents find job training and explore their career options? Train Baltimore has answers.

From the Blog

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Baltimore Nonprofits Invited to Apply for 2019 Summer Program Funds

Baltimore-area funders are joining together to provide grant funds to nonprofits offering recreation and educational programs this summer for city youth. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2019.

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For young people facing tough life circumstances, the benefits of quality mentoring programs are clear. These services help youth form positive relationships with adults and peers; keep them in school and on track toward graduation; improve their job prospects; and even reduce the likelihood they’ll use drugs. One Maryland nonprofit is working to improve the quality and quantity of mentors in the state.

Increasing Opportunities for Baltimore Kids and Families

Summer Grants Program

Our Baltimore Direct Services Grants program supports community-based or community-serving nonprofits providing summer activities for children and youth in Baltimore City.

A New School

Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School — the city's first newly constructed school in more than 20 years — takes a holistic approach to education.

Elev8 Baltimore

This initiative provides school-based health services, resources, support and out-of-school opportunities to East Baltimore middle school students and their families.