One thing is certain in Baltimore: change is inevitable. Either our struggles will deepen or we will pioneer new paths forward.

In a nation whose racial and economic demographics will continue to bear an undeniable resemblance to this city, we have the opportunity to shape destiny. The progress we work for in Baltimorethe policies we reform, the models we build, the opportunities we create—will ripple beyond our borders, forging powerful new ways forward for millions.

As the country looks to Baltimore, we look to the future. We know we can make the next 20 years a golden era for Baltimore. It starts with building a movement of leaders with the talent, vision and commitment to do hard things. It starts with you. Will you join us?