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The ACLU of Maryland works to ensure that all people in the state of Maryland are free to think and speak as they choose and can lead lives free from discrimination and unwarranted government intrusion. We are guided in our work by the United States Bill of Rights and the Maryland Declaration of Rights. We act without partisanship to achieve these goals.
3600 Clipper Mill Rd Suite 350 Baltimore MD 21211
Our mission is to promote equity in health and opportunity for Latinos by advancing clinical care, research, education, and advocacy at Johns Hopkins and beyond in active partnership with our Latino neighbors. Centro’s staff dedicate their time and expertise to promote excellence for Latino Health and organize working groups, who meet periodically. Centro’s staff also creates partnerships with the community, which are open to grow in number. Participants and accomplishments include Youth Summer Program, Teen Testimonios for Mental Health, Embajadores de Salud, Diabetes Prevention Program, and LFAB Latino families Advisory Board and Parenting Groups.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 5200 Eastern Ave Mason F. Lord Bldg. Center Tower Ste. 4200 Baltimore MD 21224
We improve the lives and experiences of Maryland’s children through policy change and program improvement. We provide advocacy and impact data as well as personalized stories to help tell the story of Maryland’s children in a simple way. This information is often used by state agencies, legislators and our fellow advocates.
1 N Charles St, Suite 2400 Baltimore MD 21201
AZIZA/PE&CE Youth Programming (10yrs) is a progressive, social, entrepreneurship model developed to improve the quality of life of marginalized youth ages 12-24. It serves as an in-school, OST (out-of-school time) and summer program. AZIZA/PE&CE uses fashion, fitness, arts, music, mentoring, entertainment, and education to develop social, emotional, cultural, life, and critical thinking skills.
3503 N. Charles St Baltimore MD 21218
The BUC coalition came together three days after the murder of Freddie Gray, and hit the ground running. The coalition of organizations and activists have a long track record of working for social justice in Baltimore. Though newly formalized, coalition members have worked strategically for years to gain concrete wins for justice in our community. BUC meets with youth, residents, lawmakers, and other community leaders to pursue legislative and policy transformation. In the aftermath of the uprising, our coalition is actively providing for the material needs of our neighbors in affected communities by offering legal support to protesters (including a Jail Hotline, lawyers and bail money), rapid response teams in the face of police aggression, and a budding alternative food system founded on food sovereignty and food justice – not charity.
Baltimore Youth Arts (BYA) is an arts education and job readiness program that providescreative and entrepreneurial opportunities to youth, with a focus on those who have contact withthe juvenile or criminal justice systems. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining thecreative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in theircommunities.We believe that the arts are a path towards social, emotional, and educationaldevelopment
116 W. Mulberry St. Baltimore MD 21201
BUILD is a broad-based, non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial community power organization rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and congregations. BUILD is dedicated to making our city a better place for all Baltimoreans to live and thrive. BUILD has worked to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools and neighborhoods, among other issues.
2439 Maryland Ave Baltimore MD 21218
BARCS’s vision is to become a model open admission shelter, a shelter that does not turn away an animal that has no place to go, and a true resource for the people and animals of Baltimore. We envision an animal shelter where all animals in good health and temperament find new homes, where they are housed in a low-stress, comfortable environment, where spay/neuter surgeries are offered at low-cost to the Baltimore community, where residents can turn to in times of personal crisis for help with their pet, where citizens are educated on the proper care of animals, and where abused and neglected animals can receive the love and care they need to recover.
301 Stockholm St Baltimore MD 21230
Black Lives Matter DMV is the DC, MD, and Northern VA arm of the global movement striving for the liberation of ALL Black people. It is a collective of organizers, activists, and artists who work to combat anti-blackness and racialized oppression in all of its manifestations as experienced by Black and African diasporic people.
BCOA provides tactical self-development and manhood training for African-American adolescent males. Youth are exposed to a pragmatic Rites of Passage process that is designed to aid them in successfully transitioning into adulthood. The program is predicated on serving the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs of young men as a means of building adult competencies. BCOA is a public health tool designed to cultivate healthy male expression, address issues African American boys 12-24 face and guide them toward successful transition into adulthood. BCOA addresses this crisis by placing focus on healthy, pro-social programming in:
5413 Biddison Avenue Baltimore MD 21206
This program is an opportunity for Baltimore City Public School high school students to work alongside graduate students in the MICA Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts Program to develop innovative arts and social justice based programs with and for community.
1430 Carswell St Baltimore MD 21218
Center for Black Equity – Baltimore works to improve the well-being and quality of life for Black LGBT individuals and their allies by setting a standard of excellence in the Black LGBT community through health and wellness, spiritual and economic empowerment, social justice, and coalition building. We provide a space for Gay, Bi, Same Gender Loving men of color to breakdown barriers and help facilitate personal transformation. We provide support groups, educational programming, faith and spirituality events for Black LGBTQ people and our allies.
2530 North Charles Street 3rdFloor Baltimore MD 21218
We are committed to improving the physical and psychological health and well being of all adolescents through advocacy, clinical care, health promotion, health service delivery, professional development, and research. Our members come from a variety of medical and non-medical disciplines including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, health educators, and other health professionals.
Community Advocates for You is a network of professionals, parents, and community advocates who have joined forces to provide person-centered support to individuals with disabilities and their families. Most of our services are at no cost to our clients.
P.O. Box 113 Owings Mills MD 21117
CLIA’s introduces Baltimore City students to law and policy while teaching them to be critical thinkers, problem-solvers, active citizens and community leaders. CLIA develops young people to be leaders by connecting them to opportunities to amplify their voices, cultivate their skills, and actively participate in the process of positive community change.
520 W Fayette St Suite 140 Baltimore MD 21201
East Baltimore Youth and Family Services (EBYFS) provides counseling and support services for youth under 18 years of age and their families, with the goal of promoting youth development and preventing juvenile delinquency. EBYFS also provides youth and their families with cultural activities, employment opportunities, educational referrals, crisis intervention, information & substance abuse assessment, parenting skills groups, school based services, HIV/AIDS prevention, and information/referrals.
301 N.Gay Street Baltimore MD 21202
Esperanza Center is an immigrant outreach facility providing educational, health, family reunification, and immigration legal services, plus referrals and assistance for other services.
Esperanza Center serves youth in several capacities. In the Educational Services program, we offer an after-school and summer intensive English language program supporting the public schools, teaching youth English for school and community.
320 Cathedral St Baltimore MD 21201
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland is a community-based nonprofit organization founded in 1977. We provide support, education, outreach and advocacy for SGL/LGBTQ individuals and our allies, through programs, services, and resources.The GLCCB provides an affirming space, platforms for free expression, and resources for healthier living.
2530 North Charles St 3rd Floor Baltimore MD 21218
GLSEN Maryland works to create safe, affirming schools for LGBTQ youth. We provide outreach and education to students and educators, host events and advocate for positive outcomes for LGBTQ youth.
8 Market Pl. Suite 300 Baltimore MD 21202
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Multiple programs are designed for students and youth.
Homeownership Program: A 12-18 month program for first-time homebuyers who want to own an affordable home in Central Maryland.
HabiCorps: 10.5 month-long hands-on training program for individuals facing employment barriers. HabiCorps Trainees earn a living allowance while building affordable homes with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.
3741 Commerce Drive Suite 309 Baltimore MD 21227
The mission of the Hampden Family Center is to enrich the lives of Hampden residents through education and professional support, and to encourage individual growth and community fellowship. We provide programs and support services for all who live, learn and work in the community. Here, children enjoy after-school and summer enrichment programs. Adults can participate in literacy classes to brush up on their math, reading and writing skills in preparation for the GED class and exam.
1104 W 36th St Baltimore MD 21211
Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition Youth Opportunity Center (HEBCAC-YO) addresses the education, counseling, and career development and training needs of out of school youth in East Baltimore. Our caring and knowledgeable staff provides: on site GED and pre-GED classes; individual and group counseling; career training in high growth industries (such as healthcare, hospitality, and construction); life skills workshops and clubs and other fun social activities. YO! serves out-of-school youth and young adults by providing wide-ranging support services and opportunities for participants to reach their academic and career goals. We also connect youth to other needed wrap-around services such as housing, family support and healthcare by referral.
1212 N Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21213
Here 4 ReEntry is a group of returning citizens and community activists who understand the challenges of coming back to Baltimore after incarceration. Here 4 ReEntry is focused around creating a toolset for “returning citizens” to connect socially with one another, learn important information about quality social services, and organize politically to advocate for issues relevant to their lives and their communities.
The Holistic Life Foundation is a Baltimore-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the wellness of children and adults in underserved communities. Through a comprehensive approach which helps children develop their inner lives through yoga, mindfulness, and self-care HLF demonstrates deep commitment to learning, community, and stewardship of the environment. HLF is also committed to developing high-quality evidence based programs and curriculum to improve community well-being.
2601 N Howard St Suite 130 Baltimore MD 21218
JOTF develops policies and programs to increase skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low wage workers and job seekers in Maryland. Programs include JumpStart, which prepares city residents to become licensed carpenters, plumbers, or electricians, and the MD CASH Campaign, which provides financial counseling, education, and advocacy.
201 N. Charles Street Suite 2404 Baltimore MD 21201
The mission of the JHU LEAH training program is to develop the next generation of leaders in interdisciplinary approaches to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention with a primary goal of reducing health disparities. The program trains individuals from five core disciplines including medicine, social work, nutrition, psychology, and nursing to integrate their skills through demonstrated leadership. Throughout our training the focus is on approaches that will reduce health disparities so that the next generation of African American and Latino youth will enter adulthood with health status on par with the majority of European American adults.
LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc. provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged children, younger and older adults and families who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Services encompass: child care; psychosocial services; client advocacy; cultural and recreational activities for families; community outreach; and education and prevention services. Services for youth include:Provides comprehensive services to economically disadvantaged children, younger and older adults and families who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Services encompass: child care; psychosocial services; client advocacy; cultural and recreational activities for families; community outreach; and education and prevention services. Services for youth include:
2200 North Monroe St Baltimore MD 21217
Loving Arms, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) community based organization located in Baltimore City, Maryland. We provide short term, safe and nurturing shelter and supportive services (both residential and non-residential) to unaccompanied, homeless children, and young adults, age 12 to 24. These children are known as throwaways, runaways, homeless, or unstably housed children, many who are victims of human and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST).
3313 Oakfield Ave Gwynn Oak MD 21207
The mission “to support and encourage pediatricians in the promotion of optimal health for all of Maryland’s children and adolescents” speaks to the commitment to the health and well being of all children. The MDAAP initiates and supports numerous programs that respond to the needs of children.
MDSNAP provides free special education advocacy and referrals. We help families prepare for IEP and IFSP meetings, and provides IEP advocacy. While focused on the Jewish community, we field questions from the entire Baltimore community.
5708 Park Heights Ave Baltimore MD 21215
The Maryland Suspension Representation Project provides legal advice and representation to students facing suspension or expulsion to ensure that they have the best chances of staying in school. It is a partnership of Public Justice Center, Disability Rights Maryland, Office of the PublicDefender, and Youth, Education and Justice Clinic at University of Maryland School of Law.
Promotes community well-being, economic development, and the integration of immigrant communities by identifying needs and opportunities that immigrants bring to our city, while developing public-private partnerships to strengthen the development of these communities. Sponsored events include but are limited to Baltimore Welcoming Week, Immigrant Heritage Month, Immigration Action, New Americans Task Force, and communityMATTERS Newsletter.
100 N Holiday Street Baltimore MD 21202
Park Heights Renaissance (PHR) represents residents, businesses, religious institutions, schools, agencies, and other stakeholders committed to shaping a better future for Park Heights. PHR offers community and web based housing, education, health, community engagement, and public safety resources.
3939 Reisterstown Rd Suite 268 Baltimore MD 21215
Paul’s Place is a catalyst and leader for change, improving the quality of life in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities. Paul’s Place provides programs, services and support that strengthen individuals and families, fostering hope, personal dignity and growth.
1118 Ward St Baltimore MD 21230
The PJC’s Education Stability Project provides legal advice and representation to students experiencing homelessness and students facing suspension or expulsion to ensure that they have the opportunity to remain and succeed in school.
The PJC uses legal advocacy tools to pursue social justice, economic and race equity, and fundamental human rights for people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs. The PJC is a civil legal aid office that provides advice and representation to low-income clients, advocates before legislatures and government agencies, and collaborates with community and advocacy organizations.
1 N Charles Street Suite 200 Baltimore MD 21201
Roberta’s House is a safe place where children, teens and adults discover that they are not alone in their grief. Children with their families share their feelings, memories and experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance with the love and support of trained volunteers.
2510 St. Paul Street Suite 101 Baltimore MD 21218
We offer range of programs and services to meet the needs of Reservoir Hill residents. We help by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. Programs include youth development, job readiness courses for youth and adults, personal finance courses, free book exchange, literacy program, STEM, and summer service program for youth. We provide education through our after school and Summer academic and enrichment programming.
2405 Linden Ave Baltimore MD 21217
7111 Park Heights Avenue Suite 503 Baltimore MD 21215
The Intersection provides students with two to three years of civic engagement, leadership development, academic counseling, college preparatory programming, emotional and social support, and career advising. It is our aim to accompany every student with individualized academic, leadership, and personal growth/ health plans so they are equipped to attend and complete college, identify career goals, and serve as leaders in their communities.
The Intersection is dedicated to shifting expectations for Baltimore’s young people. We transform high school students from underserved areas into leaders with the skills to go to and through college, to engage in civic action, and to articulate and solve challenges facing themselves and their communities
2801 N. Dukeland Street Baltimore MD 21216
To provide care coordination services utilizing wraparound principles and philosophies to guide a process where all families and youth feel supported, encouraged and hopeful that their vision and goals will be realized.
2300 N Charles Street 3rd floor Baltimore MD 21218
Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. We are a Higher Education/Workforce Development Program for young adults 18 to 24 years of age. We provide a one year long program – 1st 6 months (Learning Development in IT, Advanced IT, and Business Operations) and 2nd 6 months our opportunity youth go on internship with one of our corporate partners, i.e. Carefirst, Johns Hopkins, Bank of America, and Exelon, just to name a few.
2600 Liberty Heights Ave South Pavillon 3rd Floor Baltimore MD 21211
YES Drop-In Center is Baltimore City’s first drop-in center for homeless youth. YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth who are homeless and between the ages of 14-25, to get basic needs met and establish supportive relationships with peer staff and allies that them make and sustain connections to long-term resources and opportunities.YES prevents and eliminates youth homelessness through the synergy of youth, peer and ally partnerships. The organization’s vision is that all of Baltimore’s youth will easily access supportive services and stable housing to become powerful in their own lives.
2315 N Charles St 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218
The Youth Leadership & Advocacy Network is comprised of 45+ member organizations and individuals dedicated to collaboration and resource sharing in order to impact three defined areas of interest: Youth Opportunity, Youth Violence Prevention and Education Relevancy and Application. The Center is a city-wide youth leadership network, designed to connect youth leaders across the city and assist them in leveraging resources to empower their voice in the decision-making processes that impact their well-being and healthy transition to adulthood.