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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Operations During COVID-19
Hosting a 5-week pilot summer program for 17 students grades K through 8th from 12 pm to 4 pm. Serving as a virtual work site for Youth Works. Providing meal pick-up, supplies, and STEM and art activity take home kits for community families.
Students Reconnect Safely at 29th Street Community Center Partial Opening
Starting on Monday, July 13th and running for five weeks until August 14th, the center will provide programming for 17 students grades K through 8th from 12pm to 4pm.
The five-week period and small participant group will serve as a pilot re-opening phase for The Center. Staff will be able to become familiar with new safety protocols and quickly adjust the structure of their programming to reduce the chance of infection.
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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.