Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

Kevin Anderson didn’t begin with the goal of starting a nonprofit to bring afterschool athletics, structured recess, and wellness programs to Baltimore City schools that were lacking those programs. Long before founding NEWFit, a fiscally sponsored project of Strong City, Anderson taught in Baltimore elementary and middle schools. “I was a health teacher, and around my fourth year they started phasing out health teachers,” Anderson recalls. “So I became a P.E. teacher – and around
Serving as a fiscal sponsor to more than 120 community-led initiatives is a primary way Strong City carries out its mission of building and strengthening neighborhoods and people. We are about to introduce significant changes to how we integrate new fiscally sponsored projects, which will benefit both the projects and Strong City as a whole. These changes are designed to better serve fiscally sponsored projects that are newer and have less experience with fundraising and
The Govans Elementary School Robotics Team won top honors in the FIRST LEGO League regional competition on January 26, taking both First Place in Robot Performance and the Champions Award – the highest award at the competition, recognizing the team’s commitment to core values, excellence, and innovation. The team of 10 students defeated teams from 14 other city schools, earning its way into the state competition on February 23. “I am so proud of our
Strong City Baltimore is engaged in a long-term process toward becoming an organization that is not only non-discriminatory but is actively anti-racist. The Strong City Anti-Racist Collective (ARC) was formed in 2015 with the following Mission Statement: “Strong City Baltimore aspires to operate  as an explicit  anti-racist organization in Baltimore City. This means we are committed to the work of dismantling systemic racism and supporting community-led efforts to build healthy, restorative, and sustainable communities in
Greenmount Avenue is one of Baltimore’s most important north-south corridors. It once was a thriving hub of commercial activity and civic life – and could be so again, thanks to investments the city is making and the advocacy work of community members and Strong City Baltimore. Greenmount touches several neighborhoods where Strong City has done neighborhood and school-based organizing work – including Harwood, Barclay, and Greenmount West – and is just a mile from our