#EveryStoryCounts – Dave Landymore

In the Marine Corps, I served in Iraq, Southeast Asia, Africa. But I’d been living in Baltimore for a year and I had zero awareness of neighborhoods outside of Canton or Fell’s Point. They tried describing to me where Oliver was and nothing was sticking. That first volunteer event opened my eyes. It opened me Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Community Service

Are you like Dave? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you want to organize a volunteer day to lend a helping hand to those in needs? Volunteering allows people to deepen their involvement in the issues they are passionate about while building capacity for nonprofit organizations. Baltimore Office of Sustainability and Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Grief + Loss

Are you like Christiana? Have you suffered a loss that left you struggling with grief? Death and loss can bring up feelings of isolation, anger, or despair. Part of building strong, sustainable communities is ensuring that individuals and families have the support they need after tragedy strikes. Organizations in Baltimore City and nearby offer a Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Christiana + The HOPE Project

“I was in Build-a-Bear. I was coming up on what would have been my due date and I was looking for an outfit for my son. A woman overheard me tell the salesperson I’d had a miscarriage and said she’d been attending this group for women who’d gone through that. I was totally against it Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Youth Empowerment + Mentoring

Are you like Sabriyah? Do you want to amplify the voices of Baltimore youth and empower them to achieve success? Young people are the future of our city, and ensuring they have access to resources and support systems is key to making that future sustainable. Baltimore Office of Sustainability and our network of partner organizations Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Sabriyah Hassan

“I was a school teacher and my kids never wanted to leave. They wanted to come on evenings, weekends. Pretty soon we realized what was going on — they had no resources, no activities, nothing meaningful to do when they went home. That’s how Team Triumphant came about. We wanted to create a “world of Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Returning Citizens

Are You Inspired by Alex’s Story? Successful re-entry for our returning citizens helps to break down the harmful prison cycle in our country that often leads to invisible life sentences for both struggling youth and adults. Concrete pathways to employment and community re-entry not only helps to reduce crime but allows those who have served their sentence Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Alex Smith

“I went to prison at 18. I was moving too fast. I wanted everything yesterday. The inner-city environment breeds a hunger. I wanted to change my life, change the view that I saw out my window. People out there risking life, limb, and liberty in the street every day aren’t doing it for tennis shoes. Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Black Entrepreneurship

Are You Like Rasheed? Creating an inclusive economy where all members of the community can thrive is crucial to building a sustainable and resilient city. By fostering opportunities for entrepreneurs of color and other minorities we can help break down barriers of exclusion and form the meaningful connections that build wealth for us all. Baltimore’s Read more…

#EveryStoryCounts – Rasheed Aziz

“We started with a couple of mobile carts selling water and juice down at the Inner Harbor. It was a way to create opportunities for youth in the summer. Today it’s Frozen Desert Sorbet – a youth-run business with 20 carts across the city,  a café, and a private label for wholesale customers. We’re the Read more…