A Revolutionary Summer is an intensive critical reading and writing program dedicated to shifting harmful narratives about Black women and girls through the meaningful study and creation of literature, art, and the self. Its mission is to present Black girls all across Baltimore with authentic representations of themselves and to simultaneously convince them that they are more than those representations.
AZIZA PE&CE is a fashion and arts-based program that primarily serves girls and LGBTQ+ youth ages 14 to 24. The program uses fashion, fitness, art, music, mentoring, and entertainment to teach life, social, emotional, cultural, and critical thinking skills.
Backyard Basecamp’s mission is to (re)connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to land and nature. With BLISS Meadows, its 10-acre land reclamation project, Backyard Basecamp offers an urban farm and educates the local community on how to grow, harvest, cook, survive, and thrive in the outdoors. Its programs include a summer camp, a workforce development program, and a wellness walking program.
Ballet After Dark provides a free, trauma-informed dance therapy curriculum and holistic resources to Black youth and women impacted by sexual trauma and various levels of violence in Baltimore City. Ballet After Dark’s mission is to help black youth and women reprocess, rebuild, and reclaim relationships with their bodies following trauma using the healing power of dance.
Baltimore Safe Haven provides opportunities for a higher quality of life for transgender people in Baltimore City living in survival mode.
Black Girls Cook teaches inner-city adolescent girls of color the meaning of farm to table by operating hands-on cooking classes and growing edible gardens.
The mission of Black Girls Vote is to improve the quality of life for women of color by engaging, educating, and empowering women to activate their voice by utilizing their vote. Black Girls Vote’s Inc.’s subsidiary, BGV 4 H.E.R., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, targeting education and empowerment programming to young women of color under the age of 30.
The mission of the Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA) is to develop, promote, and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, training, and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and vulnerable communities.
Black Womxn Flourish is a design for wellbeing collective shaping the future of Black womxn’s health and healing through creative, community-led practices. Black Womxn Flourish creates collaborative spaces with people, groups, and movements for visionary gatherings, narrative shaping, practice-based learning, tool, and strategy creation, and healing-centric experiences where Black womxn are redefining and designing what it means to be well. Moved by the audacity to bring a more just, pleasurable, and flourishing future into existence, Black Womxn Flourish’s collective work seeks to transform unjust design processes and dominant health cultures by building new practices, more possibilities and radical ways for Black womxn to design the worlds in which they want to flourish.
Bmore Empowered provides girls and women of color with tools of empowerment through programming that promotes sisterhood, self-esteem, mindfulness, and entrepreneurship.
Greenmount West Community Center serves its community members and offers enhanced programming for Black women and girls. It hosts programs that strengthen the well-being and economic empowerment of Black women and girls. In particular, it provides resources and programming centered on social, physical, and emotional growth, academic support, skill-building, workforce development, and college and career readiness.
Listen to Me is the story of four Black women and the costs of motherhood. It illuminates the women’s personal pregnancy journeys and their experiences as birth workers and public health experts on the frontlines of the Black maternal health struggle. Beyond dismal statistics, Listen to Me centers the voices and spirit of Black women, including Black women scientists, historians, and politicians, to explain how societal injustices lead to illnesses among Black women in the United States.
MOMCares provides birth and postpartum doula support to Black women navigating high-risk pregnancies as well as black mothers who have a child in NICU care. MOMCares also distributes baby supplies, household supplies, and food to mothers who are working to provide for their families.
Moms As Entrepreneurs’ mission is to remove the stigma that moms are unwilling to risk or assume the pressures of being moms and entrepreneurs. Through entrepreneurial training, financial education, and a supportive community, Moms As Entrepreneurs helps moms start sustainable businesses.
Out for Justice, Inc. is an organization comprised of individuals who are both directly and indirectly impacted by the criminal justice system advocating for the reform of policies and practices that adversely affect successful reintegration into society.
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