Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

Neighborhood Institute, Strong City Baltimore’s annual skill-building conference for neighborhood leaders, activists, and nonprofit professionals, is just five weeks away! This year we have a new venue, new partners, and a program that reflects these extraordinary times for our city and nation. With election season in full swing and the Census count kicking into high gear, Strong City is joining forces with other local organizations around the theme of “Building Civic Power.”  The 12th annual Neighborhood Institute takes place Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 a.m. to
We made it!   More than four years of preparation and partnership paid off two weeks ago when Strong City officially reopened in our new space. It’s hard to believe that less than a year ago, the Hoen Lithograph Building was an unfinished shell.   The space is already helping us create a collaborative culture, with staff zipping back and forth between the Adult Learning Center at the south end of the building and the operational offices at the north end. We feel healthier
  Even as Strong City celebrates moving into our beautiful new space, it is a bittersweet time as we say farewell to two of our longest-tenured staff members: Director of Operations Tyson W. Garith, and Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Community Programs Karen DeCamp. Each of these leaders has spent almost 13 years with Strong City, and each leaves a legacy of major accomplishments. Tyson likes to say, “I’m only here at Strong City
Have You Read Our 2019 Impact Report?  Take a look back at the impact of our work over fiscal year 2019, and get a preview of our exciting new journey of moving to East Baltimore.  READ THE REPORT  Strong City in the News  ICYMI: In the Baltimore Sun, columnist Jacques Kelly declares “Strong City steps boldly in its move to Baltimore’s east side,” while our own CEO Karen D. Stokes notes that “Strong City is getting a new home, but its mission
Originally published in The Baltimore Sun on 12/27/19. More than 50 years ago, a group of anchor institutions and residents in north-central Baltimore organized with the goal of strengthening the neighborhoods around Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus and stemming white flight. After the 1968 civil unrest, these efforts took on more urgency and led to the creation of a new nonprofit organization, Greater Homewood Community Corporation. That nonprofit, now called Strong City Baltimore, has shown