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In this edition of our Grantee Spotlight, we speak with two of our grantees - SB7 Corps, who is turning a vacant lot in Curtis Bay into a community space and Mrs. Antoynica Ryan, Co-Founder of the Ryan Institute about their summer leadership club, JEWELs and GEMs

This edition also includes:

Patrick McCarthy, PhD, past president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, pens article on the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund.

Baltimore's Promise features BCYF in their 2019 Report to Community



Follow the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund on Facebook, Twitter and our new Instagram page to stay up to date with the amazing work of grantees and our latest news and events!
 

#BCYFUND VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

SB7 Youth Corps turns vacant lot into a community space. 


The SB7 Youth Corps builds on the successful Free Your Voice program supported by Ben Franklin High School (BFHS), United Workers and Towson University. The SB7 Youth Corps is led by a team of Youth Community Organizers (YCOs) active, engaged high school students living in South Baltimore who are passionate about improving their community.
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JEWELs and GEMs Civic Leadership Club 


JEWELS and GEMs is a BCYF Grantee and program of the Ryan Institute. Their summer program introduces students to financial literacy, music education, civics and helps prevent the summer "slide". 

As an emerging provider of lifelong education, the Ryan Insitutute offers tutors in reading and mathematics at any grade leve
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Building the Community We'd Like to See


By Patrick McCarthy, PhD,

President Trump recently made disparaging remarks about Baltimore that made headlines across the country. His comments stoked anger and outrage. He tarred Baltimore with a broad and reckless brush without offering even a token gesture of support from his administration.

This president has learned it is easy to throw stones. He hasn't learned how to pick up stones and build. Instead of tearing us down, Baltimore needs leaders at the state and federal levels who are committed to building.

Like many American cities, Baltimore struggles with the long-term consequences of disinvestment and segregation: aging infrastructure, dwindling resources, and too few opportunities for young people.

And so our city celebrated the creation of the historic Baltimore Children and Youth Fund as a beacon of hope and possibility, and as a commitment to the city’s most important resource for the future: our young people.

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Patrick McCarthy, PhD, retired in December as president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a position he held for nine years.

BCYF Feature - Baltimore's Promise 2019 Report to Community
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