Community Connections

Connect with the Baltimore Community


Explore local community organizations that offer resources and opportunities for teachers, students, and families.

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  • Community Support for Teachers
  • In-School Workshops
  • After-School Programs
  • High School/College Access
  • Field Trips
  • Mentorships for Students
  • Community Support for Students & Families


Program offers virtual grocery shopping with pickup at 11 locations across city, partnerships with corner stores to offer healthier options, youth ambassadors who are trained as nutrition ambassadors in their local community, giving presentations on healthy snacks etc.

Happy Teacher Revolution

Baltimore based movement that advocates for the support of mental health and wellness practices for teachers.

Founded by alumna Danna Thomas (Baltimore '11)

Teacher Props

Teacher Props helps teachers find housing in Baltimore.

Founded by alumnus Peter DeCandia (Baltimore '13)

Dew More Baltimore

Provides spoken word poetry workshops for students during/after school.

Green Street Academy Band

Provides both in-school and after-school instrumental music education to students in west Baltimore.

Founded by alumna Rachel McGrain (Baltimore '13)

Baltimore Dance Crews Project

We lead hip-hop dance workshops, host assemblies, and coach dance crews to initiate and strengthen relationships that support youth from school to career.

Founded by alumni Cynthia Chavez (Baltimore '08) and Brian Gerardo (Baltimore '08)

Community Law in Action

After-school program CLIA develops young people to be leaders by connecting them to opportunities to amplify their voices, cultivate their skills, and actively participate in the process of positive community change.


MERIT aims to eliminate health care disparities by transforming underrepresented high school students into health care leaders. 

Founded by alumni Shyam Gadwal (Houston '06), Tyler Mains (Baltimore '09), and Mark Wilcox (Baltimore '09)

The Baltimore Algebra Project

Our mission is to ensure that all students have access to quality, 21st century education which includes learning and mastering advanced math. We value the intelligence of Baltimore City Youth by paying a living wage to teach math to their peers; training their existing leadership skills; and supporting their vision for a just, more equitable Baltimore and beyond. Quality Education, adequate employment, proper healthcare, and safety is the right of every Baltimore City Youth.

The Intersection

The Intersection is a non-profit organization dedicated to shifting expectations for Baltimore’s young people. We work alongside high school students from underserved areas and develop them into leaders with the skills to go to and through college, to engage in civic action, and to articulate and solve challenges facing themselves and their communities.

Founded by alumni Zeke Cohen (Baltimore '08), Yasmene Mumby (Baltimore '08), and Matt Stern (Baltimore '08)

Police Youth Challenge (via Outward Bound Baltimore)

Field trip Outward Bound facilitates a day of activities in Leakin Park for students ages 11+ and Baltimore Police Department officers.

I Am Mentality

Provides leadership academy on a semester schedule for Baltimore boys ages 7-16. There are workshops in physical fitness, personal hygiene, anger management, volunteerism, etc.

B'more Healthy Communities for Kids

B'more Healthy Communities for Kids (BHCK) is an obesity-prevention program that is taking place in 30 communities in East and West Baltimore. We want to help kids and parents improve their diets. To do that, we are working with wholesalers, store and carryout owners, policy makers, recreation center staff, and local organizations to make healthy foods more available for years to come. 

BOND - Building Our Nation's Daughters

BOND works to engage, mentor, and build single mothers in Baltimore to cultivate positive mother-daughter relationships, strengthen single-mother families, and lead advocacy efforts to ensure every single mother household has equitable access to opportunities.

Founded by alumna Ateira Grffin (Baltimore '11)

CASA de Maryland

To create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in low-income immigrant communities.

Catholic Charities Head Start

Catholic Charities’ Head Start/Early Head Start programs promote school readiness and family self-sufficiency through holistic services.

Center for Urban Families

Since our founding in 1999, CFUF has remained at the front-line of addressing some of our city’s most pressing issues, including poverty, unemployment, father-absence and family disintegration. We maintain an unwavering focus on addressing the key challenges of Baltimore’s urban families by working to connect fathers to their children, creating opportunities for economic and financial security through work, and providing access to other key interventions and supportive services.

Community Mediation

Community Mediation Program, Inc., is a private not-for-profit organization striving to “reduce interpersonal conflict and community violence and animosity by increasing the use of non-violent conflict resolution strategies and by making mediation more accessible in Baltimore city.” CMP provides free mediation and teaches conflict resolution skills in neighborhoods, families, schools, businesses, and all across Baltimore. 

Holistic Life Foundation

The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

LBS seeks to radically change the discourse around local and regional politics by injecting community voices into political conversations through policy research, advocacy, and community organizing from a grassroots perspective.

My Sister's Place

My Sister’s Place Women’s Center provides three meals a day and access to services such as case management, education, and job training to women in Baltimore City.

Park Heights Renaissance

PHR is the on-the-ground organization responsible for ensuring that objectives within Park Heights Master Plan are implemented. PHR opened their offices to commence the community revitalization of the Park Heights target area that is bounded by Northern Parkway to the North, Wabash Avenue to the West, Greenspring Road to the East, and Druid Hill to the South.

Paul's Place

Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.

Project Pneuma

The Mission of Project Pneuma is to breathe new life holistically into the young men they serve by challenging them intellectually, strengthening them physically, nurturing them emotionally and uplifting them spiritually.

Promise Heights

Promise Heights partners with community-based non-profits and faith-based organizations to improve the educational, social, health, and economic opportunities of children from birth to young adulthood in the West Baltimore neighborhoods of Upton/Druid Heights. The partnership is led by the School of Social Work and is creating a pipeline of interconnected services that begins with prenatal care and continues through college to career. Promise Heights seeks to surround children and families with a holistic set of supports that enable them to succeed at home, in school, and in the community.

The B.R.A.S.S. House (Being Responsible and Self Sufficient)

The B.R.A.S.S. House, Inc. (a 501(c)3 organization) will provide structured supportive housing for homeless mothers (ages 18-30) and their children (prenatal to 5 years of age) while offering case management, educational and supportive services.  The purpose is to provide the necessary linkage to programs, resources, and supportive services that will assist parents in gaining the employment, educational, and life skills that will empower them to become independent and productive individuals. 

The Family League

Other Since 1991, Family League of Baltimore has mobilized resources, empowered communities, and built the capacity of organizations to provide children and families with high quality programs and services that help them reach their full potential. 

The Living Well

We are a community development entity that uses art as a vehicle for individual and community change and empowerment.