Tag: nonprofit

Dru Schmidt-Perkins Stepping Down as Head of Nonprofit 1000 Friends of Maryland

Dru Perkins-Schmidt, courtesy of 1000 Friends of Maryland

After nearly 20 years, Dru Schmidt-Perkins is stepping down as head of 1000 Friends of Maryland.

The Women’s Exchange Seeks Partners to Help Repurpose its Building Downtown

Photo via Women’s Exchange


The Women’s Exchange on N. Charles Street, once the site of a lunchroom known for its tomato aspic and chicken salad, has launched a new effort to find partners and affiliates to help repurpose its commercial spaces so it can carry on its mission to help women gain economic independence.

Southwest Partnership Launches ‘Southwest Works’ to Connect Residents with Jobs

Rachel Goodrich, career navigator for the new Southwest Works program

A nonprofit that serves more than a half-dozen Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods is transforming the scope of its work with the launch of a new workforce development program.

Colorado Nonprofit Picks Baltimore for Annual $200K Bike Infrastructure Grant


Baltimore’s bike network is about to get a significant boost.

Fighting For Recognition: Baltimore’s Overlooked Native Americans

“The Duality Of Indigeneity” by Gregg Deal, located across from the Creative Alliance.

On a crisp Saturday afternoon last month, nearly 100 people gathered at the Salvation Army in Middle River for a Christmas party. Children lined up in the gym to take part in a time-honored tradition: Sitting on Santa’s lap in front of a Christmas tree.

But a different scene with pre-Western roots unfolded in an opposite corner. There, an elderly man wearing a feathered headdress sat banging on a drum and singing. A small circle composed of several generations and tribes of American Indians formed around him for a casually ceremonious activity known as social dancing. Side by side, the adults danced and laughed while children scurried between them.

Blue Water Baltimore Gets A New Waterkeeper, Appoints Interim Director

Blue Water Baltimore’s offices in the Belair-Edison neighborhood, Courtesy Google StreetView

Some changes are taking place in the top ranks of Blue Water Baltimore, the local nonprofit devoted to restoring Baltimore’s waterways.

In Wake of Bell Foundry Closure, Baltimore Rock Opera Society Launches Fundraiser for a Permanent Home

A rendering of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s planned space, “The Paradise,” by Greg Bowen

Last Monday, city officials pushed dozens of artists out of the Bell Foundry art space in Station North due to fire code violations. Among the unfortunate creatives suddenly left without studios and practice space were the dedicated members of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

United Way of Central Maryland Appoints a New CEO

Franklyn Baker, Courtesy United Way of Maryland

A former top executive at Greenpeace USA is taking the helm at United Way of Central Maryland.

Bringing Art and Opportunities to Baltimore Youth in Detention

Image courtesy Baltimore Youth Arts.
Image courtesy Baltimore Youth Arts.

Before Gianna Rodriguez moved to Baltimore a little over a year ago, she did some research on youth arts programs in the city. For years, Rodriguez had worked with AS220 Youth — a group in Providence, R.I., that provides arts programming, mentoring, and professional opportunities to young people in the juvenile justice system. Finding nothing quite like it here, she founded Baltimore Youth Arts to fill the gap.