Third Grade Students Donate Birthday Gifts to Bridges at Gilman


Two Gilman School third graders, Sam and Charlie, wanted to celebrate their birthdays with a joint party with friends, but felt that they had “enough stuff.” “Charlie’s mom and I suggested a birthday with a charity benefit and they jumped on the idea,” explained Shannon Putnam, Sam’s mother. 

Two Baltimore Design School Students Selected to Participate in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program This Summer


Rising senior students Danyell Pender and John Tyler were selected among many applicants across the city to participate in the Bloomberg Arts Internship Program.

Baltimore Design School Junior Brian High Wins the 4th Annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is proud to announce the winner of the fourth annual Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (The Fred). The winner is Brian High, a student at the Baltimore Design School.

Open Works and Baltimore City Public Schools Partner to Expand Opportunity and State-of- the-Art Resources and Programming Access to Students and Educators

Through a new cooperative agreement with Baltimore City Public Schools, Open Works, one of the largest makerspaces in the U.S., is expanding opportunity and access to brand new, state-of- the-art resources to students and educators in Baltimore City.

Under Armour Brings Kevin Carroll, Motivational Speaker, to Baltimore Design School


Last week, Under Armour sponsored a Teacher Collaboration workshop at the Baltimore Design School (BDS), opened in 2011 primarily to provide opportunities for urban youth to pursue an experiential education in the fields of design.

City-Zen: Meet Jason, Co-organizer of The Mothership Connection



Welcome to City-Zena Q & A series of real conversations with real Baltimoreans sharing their thoughts on issues that are top-of-mind to many.  Whether just starting out, raising a family, struggling to get by, or at the top of your game, we all have something in common.  It’s easier to communicate when we understand the perspective of others.  

Meet Jason Harrisa writer, IT contractor, fledgling futurist, and a creative director at a local community space.  Jason has lived in Baltimore for 17 years and currently resides in the Bel Air-Edison neighborhood.  Although he’s a transplant, coming to Baltimore as an adult, he has worked at Frederick Douglass High, Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts and was a man-on-a-mission, working hard on the Parent-Teachers Organization at the Baltimore Design School, advocating for students. (See his website, www.newfuturism.com.)

What do you most like about your neighborhood?

Herring Run Park is my backyard!  Herring Run is a beautiful feature of East Baltimore. It is a 3.5 mile refuge, of sorts, with a developing bike trail, so I can ride my bike from Sinclair Lane all the way to Lake Montebello. There are soccer leagues that play there, there is a movie night that happens in an area of the park next to Belair Road.
What would you like to change about your neighborhood?