Baltimore is the Front Line of Social Change in America

This city matters. Not just because it is a tremendous place to live and plant roots. Not just because our children are as talented as children anywhere. Not just because, as in any community, our families deserve access to the opportunities they need to thrive.

Baltimore also matters because the hard questions we seek to answer here are not unique. In a nation that has been defined in recent years by social inequity and declining opportunity, we need cities willing to pioneer new ways forward. And with our formidable assets, rich history, and persistent challenges, Baltimore is the perfect theater to solve our nation’s hardest problems.