Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

When Strong City’s Adult Learning Center holds its annual Achievement Night on Tuesday, June 12th, you can count on Joyce Bates being there. She passed all four sections of the GED last year – in fact, she’s had her diploma since August. But she says she wouldn’t miss the chance to return to the ALC and celebrate along with the other adult learners who’ve reached educational milestones since last year’s Achievement Night. For the past
By Mike Cross-Barnet Baltimore native Farajii Muhammad has founded a youth-run, youth-serving nonprofit; become a local media personality, first with a weekly and now with a WEAA daily radio show; spoken and presented workshops at national events; and worked with youth at the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). And he’s just getting started – he’s only 39. Muhammad’s newest role: Barclay Community Builder for Strong City Baltimore. After the many hats he’s worn, what attracted
By Mike Cross-Barnet When AZIZA/PE&CE received the award for “Project to Watch” at Strong City Baltimore’s 11th annual Neighborhood Institute on April 14th, a lot of people learned its intriguing name for the first time. If founder Saran Fossett has her way, many more will soon be hearing about the organization she runs with Shawn Lemmon, a multifaceted mentoring program for young people with a focus on fashion, entrepreneurship, and health. AZIZA/PE&CE, a fiscally sponsored
By Robyn Githui Sweet 27 has been a staple in the Remington neighborhood for over eight years. When I arrived at the café on West 27th Street, the bright orange and yellow exterior stood out in this otherwise residential area. Over the years, the funky exterior colors have changed, but the overall atmosphere has not. Although Sweet 27 is mainly known for its eclectic, gluten-free menu, its employee-friendly practices and community-first philosophy also set it
Encouraging fear and hatred of immigrants goes against everything Strong City Baltimore stands for. Our mission is building and strengthening neighborhoods and people in Baltimore. Immigrants make our nation and our city stronger. Refugees are among the world’s most vulnerable populations; refusing to help them when we can is heartless. Facts and history demonstrate that we have little to fear from newcomers to our shores, and a great deal to be gained from their presence