Working To Enhance The Quality Of Life
In Baltimore And In Maryland.

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Case Studies

Education

As the nation endeavors to ensure that every high school graduate is “career and college ready,” interest in career and technology education (CTE) programs has surged. Less than half of Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) graduates currently enroll in two- or four-year colleges, making it... Read More

Workforce Development

Every year, approximately 10,000 individuals in Maryland are released from prison, with many of them returning to Baltimore City. Unfortunately, within three years, 40 percent of those released (or 4,000) are rearrested, and the unemployment rate among those recently released exceeds 50 percent.  ... Read More

Health & Human Services

Unaccompanied homeless youth are an extremely vulnerable group.  Living on their own—without the support of parents or guardians, and without a safe, stable home—many of them stay temporarily with friends or live in abandoned houses, on the street, or in locations not meant for habitation. The 2017... Read More
As the city that played home to Babe Ruth’s early love affair with the home run, to the prominence of the Dunbar Poets basketball teams several decades later, Baltimore has a storied history of youth involvement in sports and other physical activities. But recent trends indicate a shortage of... Read More

Community Development

In 2010, Civic Works began building a farming operation for food production and access, workforce training, and education of Baltimore City school children on six acres in Clifton Park called Real Food Farm. Farm operations have grown to include seven production high tunnels (or hoop houses), three... Read More
Every year the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Whiting School of Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) has 25 graduate engineering students actively working on solutions to medical challenges that involve potentially commercially marketable devices and concepts. Most... Read More
Over two-thirds of Baltimore’s housing stock was built before 1959, and these homes use approximately 40 percent more energy than homes built after 2000. Lowering utility costs is critically important to strengthening the financial well-being of low-income families; reducing the usage of government... Read More

Criminal Justice & Addiction

Most of the 12 million jail bookings in the United States each year are for low-level, nonviolent charges. More than 60 percent of people in jail have not yet been to trial, and as many as nine in 10 of those people are in jail because they cannot afford to post bond. The consequences can be... Read More