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Baltimore Community Fellows
The OSI-Baltimore’s Community Fellowships Program was established in 1998 to assist individuals wishing to apply their education, life experiences, and professional experiences to serve marginalized communities. Now a corps of more than 200 individuals, Baltimore Community Fellows have established some of the most respected and successful initiatives in Baltimore, including Wide Angle Youth Media, Community Law in Action, Thread, Book Thing of Baltimore, Community Conferencing, the Right to Housing Alliance, and Bikemore. Applicants may come from all walks of life, including but not limited to-business management, the arts, law, public health, education, architecture, and engineering. Individuals from underserved communities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.Fellowship awards are in the amount of $60,000 for a term of 18 months. Each year, up to 10 individuals are awarded a Baltimore Community Fellowship to implement innovative projects that seek to improve the circumstances and capacity of an underserved community in Baltimore City. Applicants may apply for a fellowship to work under the auspices of a nonprofit organization in Baltimore City, or to work independently.
Fellowship, Cohort Based
As the Open Society Foundations’ U. S. Programs only field office, Open Society Institute-Baltimore focuses on the root causes of three intertwined problems in our city and state: drug addiction, an over-reliance on incarceration, and obstacles that impede youth in succeeding inside and out of the classroom. We also support a growing corps of social entrepreneurs committed to underserved populations in Baltimore. Before we make a single grant, we analyze the root causes of a problem and examine research and innovative practices. Because we aim for lasting, sustainable solutions, we engage public and private partners from the start. It is only then, with a clear picture of the problem, that we begin to focus our approach and diligently craft a roadmap for change.