Brian Gerardo

United Way

Brian believes that Baltimore’s value lies in its people. It is the students he has met, the friends he has made and the community that he has fallen in love with that inspire him to act as a proactive change agent in Baltimore's renewal. He strongly believes in equal access to opportunity and firmly states that, despite the daunting challenge that Baltimore faces, we as a community can work to create a safe and flourishing city.

As the Baltimore Corps Fellow at the United Way of Central Maryland, Brian is applying data analytics and design thinking to increase the effectiveness and impact of 2-1-1, a 24/7 hotline that refers residents in need of employment, housing, and other community resources. Specifically, Brian works to increase client satisfaction and connection to critically needed services and agencies.

Brian’s MBA and MA from Johns Hopkins University, rich experience through Teach for America and experience with social entrepreneurship fuels and grounds his passion for crafting effective policy program design and evaluation. He is also a former public school teacher and co-founder of the Baltimore Dance Crews Project (BDCP), a non-profit organization that uses urban dance to develop strong student-teacher relationships, promote healthy lifestyles and raise student achievement and youth leadership.