Building Blocks: Stories of Neighborhood Transformation

“This book is a must-read for anybody who is willing to engage in the long haul of community restoration, instead of hoping for the elusive ‘quick fix.’ ”

– Klaus Philipsen, author of Baltimore: Reinventing an Industrial Legacy City

Virtual Launch Party June 10th !

Join us on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00pm for a live-streamed conversation with Baltimoreans (including some featured in the book) about the successes, pitfalls, and lessons learned from Strong City’s five decades of neighborhood organizing.

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Strong City Baltimore has been building and strengthening neighborhoods and people by enhancing the capacity of residents and social change makers since 1969.

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Strong City supports a variety of initiatives led by independent leaders through fiscal sponsorship and fiscal management. We also operate several direct programs that support personal development.

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Silent Auction Supports Achievement Night 2020

Strong City’s Adult Learning Center is pairing Virtual Achievement Night with a virtual silent auction fundraiser. Win a weekend getaway on Chincoteague Island, live one-on-one tutoring for K-12+ students, guitar lessons, gift cards, personal training and more! Support adult education in Baltimore. Now until June 11th.

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Through our comprehensive model of fiscal sponsorship, unincorporated initiatives and projects can come under the Strong City umbrella so that they can operate as a non-profit without having to secure their own 501(c)(3) certification.

Classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA/ESL/ESOL) to Baltimore residents, all at no cost to the learner.

The Center for Neighborhood Innovation, housed in a historic factory building, will bring together a critical mass of community members, social entrepreneurs, nonprofits, service providers, and researchers committed to solving challenges facing Baltimore’s neighborhoods.

A hub for community members to be able to grow their programs and businesses while creating pipelines for the youth in our community to realize their full potential.

An afterschool and summer program and a consistent, loving, educational haven for 128 children in a disinvested neighborhood.

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