Our mission is to provide resources, free and low-cost programming, and relationship building year-round for youth and families in our community and Baltimore.
A community hub
We strive to serve as 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 by providing afterschool and summer programming as well as employment and leadership opportunities.
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Starting on March 14, 2020 the 29th Street Community Center will be closed for all programs, events, and activities until Baltimore City Public Schools reopen. The Center will continue to follow the mandates of state government for public schools.
2019 - 2020 Programming
In partnership with the Baltimore Wisdom Project, from 2:45 PM until 6:15 PM during the 2019-2020 school year, our after school/OST program offers integrated programming that combines cultural empowerment, arts enrichment, and holistic education to enhance children and youth’s behavioral health.
Our programming includes the following activities: math, reading/writing/literacy support; STEM explorations for plant science, brain science, technology, gaming & robotics; drumming lessons, drum machine playtime, and music enrichment; visual arts & crafts; outdoors structured playtime, with physical fitness lessons (like jump rope); dance enrichment: street dance, popping, locking, house dancing, hip hop culture; black culture empowerment; and girls empowerment & boys empowerment lessons.
If you are interested in running a program here at the center, complete the form below. We accept applications on a rolling basis.
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The 29th Street Community Center is a story of hope and renewal.
In 2011, what was then the Barclay Recreation Center at 300 E. 29th St., next door to the Barclay School, was closed by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks. After years of underuse, what had once been a thriving community space was little more than a dilapidated building.
With the steadfast support of community residents and other stakeholders, Strong City Baltimore proposed restoring and reopening the center. The city agreed and gave us the keys. In 2013, the fully renovated building reopened as the 29th Street Community Center. The facility, once again brimming with life, is a safe and vibrant space that offers high-quality, low-cost daily programming – 70 percent of it community-led – to more than 450 adults and children every week.