In order to control the future, we must create it.
— C. Harvey, Baltimore Corps Fellow

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Giving Tuesday Stories Recap

For three weeks in November, we were pleased to share some stories from Baltimore Corps Fellows, Visionary Cause Leaders and change makers around town. These are people who wake up every day to do the work of making this city a little bit more understanding, a little bit healthier, and a little bit more just.

As we near the end of what has been a pivotal year, we look ahead to carrying this work forward with you all into 2017. As we reflect on this year, we are reminded that while no one voice can speak for all of Baltimore, we are all tasked with writing its story--and that there is a lot to look forward to in the next chapter.

Thank you all for your support and for following along. You can click on any picture in the gallery below and be taken to the full story.

Fellow Post: Eva Wingren

From current Baltimore Corps Fellow Eva Wingren, on averting tragedy while resisting gentrification: Gentrification Was the Killer in Oakland Fire. Eva, also the president of Young Leaders in Affordable Housing, considers how gentrification contributed to the fire at Ghost Ship in Oakland this month, as well as what it could signal in Baltimore.

JC and Jermaine

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Visionary Cause Leader J.C. Faulk and Fellow Alum Jermaine Bell have been named OSI-Baltimore 2016 Community Fellows. J.C. and Jermaine, along with the eight other 2016 Community Fellows, will receive $60,000 over 18 months to support local projects they designed to address problems in Baltimore’s underserved communities. Specifically:

Jermaine Bell will work in partnership with Exit the Apple, an artist-run, multipurpose creative production space, to create and establish programming for the unsupported—primarily African- American—artist community. Bell will partner with some of Baltimore City’s lesser known cultural institutions to support his efforts.


J.C. Faulk will expand on his work with An End to Ignorance/Circles of Voices conversation series to engage Baltimore City residents in consciousness raising discussions around racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and other challenging issues.

Annual Celebration

On December 6th, we held our Annual Celebration, in which we thank all the partners, supporters and Fellows who have made our work possible for another year. Check out some photo highlights of the event below:

Press Highlights

Below are links to some of the press around Baltimore Corps Fellows and Visionary Cause Leaders since our last newsletter. Click the title of each piece to open the article in a new tab.

11/12 - JC Faulk and Jermaine Bell: OSI Announces New Community Fellows

11/17 - Paul Mincarelli: Fare di Nuovo l'America Fascista

11/22 - Zeke Cohen: Governing in Donald Trump's America

11/23 - Code in the Schools: Baltimore Org. Brings Coding to Inner City Youth

11/29 - Baltimore City Department of Social Services: From Family Data to Neighborhood Outcomes

11/30 - Impact Hub: These 7 leading Baltimore tech orgs just got BDC funding

11/30 - Jay Nwachu: Millennial Voices: Jay Nwachu

12/1 - Billy Daly: How Nonprofit Organization Baltimore Corps Streamlined and Formalized Their Fellowship Program Application With FormAssembly

12/2 - C. Harvey: The Re-Reducation of C. Harvey

12/6 - Baltimore City Health Department and Code in the Schools: Baltimore’s health department is working with the tech community on new solutions

12/8 - Family League of Baltimore: Eight Baltimore city schools receive clothes washers and dryers

12/9 - Eva Wingren: Ghost Ship Is Our Field’s Triangle Factory Fire