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On this page you'll find resources to connect to organizations that better the rights and social status of youth citizens including minority youth, immigrants, and LGBT youth.

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ACLU of Maryland

3600 Cillper Mill Rd 350 Baltimore MD 21211

 (443) 524-2558

  •   Advocacy
  •   Immigrants & refugees

Centro SOL

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 5200 Eastern Ave Mason F. Lord Bldg. Center Tower Ste. 4200 Baltimore MD 21224

 (410) 550-1129

  •   Advocacy
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   School readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities

Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY)

1 N Charles St, Suite 2400 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 547-9200

  •   Advocacy
  •   Sexual health education

AZIZA-PE&CE Youth programming

3503 N. Charles St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 775-6652 

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore Algebra Project

235 N Holiday St Baltimore MD 21223

 (410) 240 9125

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Baltimore United for Change (BUC)

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.

  •   Advocacy

Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD)

2439 Maryland Ave Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 528-0305

  •   Advocacy

Boys Coming of Age (BCOA)

5413 Biddison Avenue Baltimore MD 21206

 (410) 262-8471

  •   Advocacy
  •   Condoms
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Life skills
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Youth development

Breaking Down Barriers through Creativity in Community

1430 Carswell St Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 952-7003

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Center for Black Equity – Baltimore

2530 North Charles Street 3rdFloor Baltimore MD 21218

 443-814-9395

  •   Advocacy
  •   Condoms
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities

Chesapeake Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (C-SAHM)

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.

  •   Advocacy

Community Advocates 4 You

P.O. Box 113 Owings Mills MD 21117

 443-219-2883

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Homeless
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Special health care needs

Community Law In Action (CLIA)

520 W Fayette St Suite 140 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 706-3875

  •   Advocacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Youth development

East Baltimore Youth and Family Services (EBYFS)

301 N.Gay Street Baltimore MD 21202

 410-752-3500 ext 127

  •   Advocacy
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Food assistance
  •   Homeless
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Esperanza Center Youth Programs

430 S Broadway, Fell's Point Baltimore MD 21234

 667-600-2943

  •   Advocacy
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

GLCCB (The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland)

2530 North Charles St 3rd Floor Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 777-8145

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   PrEP
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

GLSEN Maryland (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network)

8 Market Pl. Suite 300 Baltimore MD 21202

 443-509-1108

  •   Advocacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Youth development

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake

3741 Commerce Drive Suite 309 Baltimore MD 21227

 (410) 366-1250

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Hampden Family Center After-School Enrichment Program

1104 W 36th St Baltimore MD 21211

 (410) 467-8710

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

HEBCAC Youth Opportunity Center (HEBCAC-YO)

1212 N Wolfe St Baltimore MD 21213

 (410) 732-2661

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Birth control
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   School readiness
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Here 4 ReEntry

Baltimore MD

 [email protected]

  •   Advocacy
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health

Holistic Life Foundation (HLF)

2601 N Howard St 130 Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 235-4300

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Johns Hopkins Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

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.

  •   Advocacy

Lambda Legal

 (212) 809-8585

  •   Advocacy
  •   LGBTQ+

Leaders of A Beautiful Struggle (LBS)

235 Holiday St Baltimore MD 21202

 (443) 824-4273

  •   Advocacy

LIGHT Health & Wellness Comprehensive Services, Inc.

2200 North Monroe St Baltimore MD 21217

 (443) 524-0220

  •   Advocacy
  •   Condoms
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Sexual health education

Loving Arms Inc.

3313 Oakfield Ave, Gwynn Oak Baltimore MD 21207

 410-367-2369

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Parenting
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Vision health
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Maryland American Academy of Pediatrics (MD AAP)

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.

  •   Advocacy
  •   Sexual assault & support

Maryland Special Needs Advocacy Project (MDSNAP)-Center for Jewish Education

5708 Park Heights Ave Baltimore MD 21215  

 (410) 735-5012

  •   Advocacy
  •   School readiness

Maryland Suspension Representation Project (MSRP)

Baltimore MD

 443-873-3531

  •   Advocacy
  •   Legal assistance

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MIMA)

100 N Holiday Street Baltimore MD 21202

 (410) 396-8056

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Immigrants & refugees
  •   Job readiness
  •   Latino
  •   Mental health
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Youth development

Mountain Manor Treatment Center at Baltimore

3800 Frederick Ave Baltimore MD 21229

 (410) 233-1400

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Asthma
  •   Birth control
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   HIV testing
  •   HIV treatment & Ryan White
  •   Homeless
  •   Job readiness
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Parenting
  •   PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Shelter & housing
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   STD testing
  •   STD treatment
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Youth development

Park Heights Renaissance (PHR)

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 Baltimore MD 21215

  •   Advocacy
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness

Paul’s Place, Inc

1118 Ward St Baltimore MD 21230

 (410) 625-0775

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Food assistance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   Youth development

Public Justice Center (PJC) Education Stability Project

1 N Charles Street Suite 200 Baltimore MD 21201

 (410) 625-9409

  •   Advocacy
  •   Homeless
  •   Legal assistance

Roberta’s House

2510 St. Paul Street 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218

 410-235-6633

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Foster care
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

St. Francis Neighborhood Center

2405 Linden Ave Baltimore MD 21217

 (410) 669-2612

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Nature & environment
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Sports & recreation
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Stand for Youth

400 East Pratt St 8th floor Baltimore MD 21202

 (855) 7 AT RISK (28-7475)

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

The Intersection

2900 E Fayette St Baltimore MD 21224

 (443) 708-8893

  •   Advocacy
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Wraparound Maryland Inc.

1100 Bolton Street Suite 1500 Baltimore MD 21201

 443-449-7713

  •   Advocacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Health insurance

Year Up Baltimore

2600 Liberty Heights Ave South Pavillon 3rd Floor Baltimore MD 21211

 (410) 919-9530

  •   Advocacy
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Food assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Youth Empowered Society (YES) Drop-In Center

2315 N Charles St 1st floor Baltimore MD 21218

 (410) 235-7744

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Child abuse & support
  •   Clothing & laundry
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Food assistance
  •   Foster care
  •   Health insurance
  •   Healthy relationships
  •   Homeless
  •   Income assistance
  •   Job readiness
  •   Legal assistance
  •   LGBTQ+
  •   Life skills
  •   Mental health
  •   Nutrition & physical well-being
  •   Oral health
  •   Pregnancy, abortion & adoption
  •   Relationship violence & abuse support
  •   School readiness
  •   Sex trafficking & support
  •   Sexual assault & support
  •   Sexual health education
  •   Special health care needs
  •   STD testing
  •   Substance use & abuse
  •   Trauma, grief & loss
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Youth Leadership and Advocacy Network

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.

Baltimore MD

  •   Advocacy

Baltimore Youth Arts

116 ​​W.​​ Mulberry ​​St. Baltimore MD 21201

 401-339-8449

  •   Advocacy
  •   Arts
  •   Condoms
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
  •   Life skills
  •   School readiness
  •   Schools & after school programs
  •   Volunteer opportunities
  •   Youth development

Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF)

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.

217 E Redwood St, Suite 1500 Baltimore MD 21202

  •   Advocacy
  •   Financial literacy
  •   Job readiness
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