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A mural at Dallas F. Nicholas, Sr. Elementary School In this week’s Audacious Ideas blog post for the Open Society Institute, Bebe Verdery writes about the impact that school facility improvements have not just on children but also on their surrounding communities. Verdery, who is the Education Reform Director for the ACLU of Maryland, notes that physical improvements to Baltimore schools create jobs as well as opportunities to incorporate new environmentally-friendly building techniques. And most
If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting all year for the return of holiday decorations, and the late Thanksgiving this year only made the wait longer. But on Friday, December 5, the wait is over as Waverly Main Street kicks off its holiday shopping season with a tree-lighting. Join us at 7 p.m. for carols, hot chocolate, and the lighting of the tree at 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue. The tree-lighting is part of Miracle
GHCC appreciates all of the nearly 2,000 dedicated volunteers who help us strengthen neighborhoods in north central Baltimore. We recognize one particularly outstanding volunteer every autumn at GHCC’s annual meeting and awards dinner. The GHCC Volunteer of the Year is often an individual whose service has touched multiple programs in the organization, and this year’s winner is no exception. Regina Boyce was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Rockville, moving to Waverly about four
Helping residents of north central Baltimore find the tools they need to make their neighborhoods stronger is what GHCC is all about. That’s why we’ve hosted the Neighborhood Institute for the past two years, a day of workshops on the topics that matter most to our neighbors. This year’s Neighborhood Institute, which was held on November 15 at the Charles Commons Conference Center, opened with a panel discussion by some of Baltimore City’s top leaders: