Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

Urbanite Salutes Central Baltimore Activists

In the late 1960s and 1970s, GHCC’s slogan was “People are the Key.” We still know it’s true. The people who create positive change in our neighborhoods are residents like you who want their communities to be great places to live, work, and raise families.

A community garden in the 2200 block of Barclay Street

This month’s issue of the Urbanite magazine profiles 6 “neighborhood heroes — people fighting for and inspiring change in parts of town that needed it.” Two of those heroes are Bill and Anne Clewell, who have literally transformed a half-dozen rundown homes on Barclay Street in Greenmount West. These rehabbed homes are part of a strategy to bring residents back to the area. Greenmount West is one of the communities included in the Charles North Vision Plan, an exciting plan to turn the central Baltimore area into a center of culture and commerce.
Do you have a hero in your neighborhood? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!
You can also hear more about the Charles North Vision Plan today on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR from 1-2 p.m.