#EveryStoryCounts – Eric Jackson

I start the narrative with my ancestors, who taught me so much about food. My grandmother taught me about not throwing food away, about never wasting. Not composting, because she didn’t know about composting, but when I learned about it myself I was like, “That’s what grandma was trying to teach me!” Someone once said Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Daniel Wells

I grew up in Dundalk. It’s very similar to Hampden where you had a bunch of jobs and industry that went away. So when I opened a business here, I immediately related to the community. The people that have lived here their whole life are just like the people I grew up with. I worked Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Ken Tozzi

I grew up loving baseball. It taught me how to win, how to lose, how to lead, and how to follow. It taught me humility and patience — skills that I wanted my students to understand and build on. So my first year teaching at Baltimore City Schools, I just knew that I wanted to Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Inez Robb + Roxane Prettyman

Inez Robb: When the City came to us about creating a Resiliency Hub — where people can go to get what they need in the face of all kinds of hardship — I thought this church would be a perfect place. We’ve been doing this kind of work for years. If the community needs something, they Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Roxane Prettyman

I’m a life-long resident of Sandtown-Winchester, a mother, and a Ravens fan of course! When I was growing up, my mother was always helping our community. So when I had my daughter, I started looking for ways I could do the same. I love to help people — I get joy from it. Year after Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Inez Robb

Everybody who knows me, knows that I say it like it is. I don’t care if you’re in Roland Park, Canton, Harbor East, or Sandtown-Winchester, you should treat everybody the same. The bottom line is love. We have got to love each other, period. Whether you’re a police officer, a resident, a young person, or Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Brian Arnold

The first time we couldn’t believe it. We were standing on the other side of the bank while the flood was happening, just hysterical. We came back here the next morning and opened the door on this complete ruin. Then we started trying to figure out what the hell to do next, without really knowing. Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Noah Smock

We would like to thank this follower of the #EveryStoryCounts Campaign for submitting a wonderful story on Noah Smock’s behalf: As the Executive Director of the Baltimore Community ToolBank (BCT), Noah is privy to a pretty unique purview of Baltimore: meeting those across the city who are involved in various organizations, and their myriad efforts Read more…

#CadaHistoriaCuenta – Fabiola Lopez

English En mi caso, no hablo inglés. He sido invitado a asistir a reuniones comunitarias con la policía, incluso reuniones donde sabía que habría traducción. Pero no me atreví. ¿Por qué? Porque sé que voy a ser la única allí como yo y me siento incómoda. No es que la gente sea grosera, no en Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Fabiola Lopez

Español In my case, I don’t speak English. I’ve been invited to attend community meetings with the police, even meetings where I knew there’d be translation. But I didn’t dare. Why? Because I know I’m going to be the only one there like me and I feel uncomfortable. It’s not that people are rude, not Read more…