Open Society Institute-Baltimore announced the 2020 cohort of OSI-Baltimore Community Fellows. The new Fellows will each receive $60,000 over 18 months to support local projects designed to address problems in Baltimore’s underserved communities.
OSI’s Community Fellowships Network, launched in 1997, now includes 220 Fellows, including the founders of some of Baltimore’s more impactful organizations, including B-360, Community Law in Action, Youth Empowered Society (YES), Thread, Gather, Bikemore, Wide Angle Youth Media, and many others.
The 2020 cohort includes two Greater Baltimore Committee members:
Bree Jones – Bree is working to establish Parity, an equitable housing development company that is building a collective of motivated individuals who are cooperatively reviving West Baltimore neighborhoods through homeownership, civic engagement, and development without displacement.
Monica Lapenta – Monica will establish Be a Chef for a Day (BaCFaD) Mobile Teaching Kitchen and Training Kitchen to engage North Baltimore youth ages 14 to 21 in culinary education and job training by making fresh meals for people in need.
To learn more, visit the Open Society Institute-Baltimore website.
Source: Open Society Institute-Baltimore