Strong City Baltimore
About: Strong City Baltimore’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City works to reinforce the pillars of vibrant urban living: safe streets, desirable and diverse housing stock, quality public schools, a robust and educated workforce, and above all else, a deep sense of civic engagement. Much like the neighborhoods we serve, our programs are interconnected and bolster our holistic approach to fulfilling our mission.
Schools and Neighborhoods – We focus in lower income and middle market neighborhoods to improve the overall quality of life in Baltimore. Our strategies to strengthen these neighborhoods include improving public schools, facilitating private and public investment in neighborhoods and commercial corridors, and developing neighborhood leadership.
Adult Basic Education – We provide free classes to over 600 adults annually in Adult Basic Education as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
Non-Profit Business Services – We fill a variety of administrative needs for organizations engaged in charitable activities. These services range from basic fiscal sponsorship to full back office support; fundraising and communications; human resources, benefits, and payroll management; and legal and technology support.
AmeriCorps VISTA – AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) commit a year of their lives to fight poverty in America.With more than three decades of experience in recruiting, training, and managing AmeriCorps members, Strong City manages 48 VISTA locations throughout Maryland.
The 29th Street Community Center
The 29th Street Community Center (29SCC) was born out of a thoughtful and thorough community visioning process. This undertaking dictated what programs would take place in the space, based on the community’s needs and wants. Strong City took great efforts to ensure all members of the diverse community surrounding the Center participated equally. The 29SCC is a truly remarkable space run for and by the community. Currently, over 78 percent of the programs are resident led.
Baltimore Corps Fellow: