Charm City Initiative
If you are outside of Baltimore, or new to the area, you are probably unfamiliar with this neighborhood at face value; however, Druid Heights is where Freddie Grey was assaulted and arrested. What you also might not know is that this neighborhood, and the community surrounding it, is filled with vibrantly painted houses, children playing, and neighbors that take the time to know one another. Unfortunately, these residents are also struggling with poverty, living in what is referred to as "a food desert," and are facing an increase in crime and unemployment. This strong, versatile, and talented community is experiencing these hardships with little to no resources to help themselves. With that in mind, CCI was founded to help create and empower change through hosting community events, mentorship programs, and facilitating discussion groups. Our first event is a Back to School Block Party!
The activities at the block party are going to focus on education, a self-care (taking care of one’s self mentally and physically) resource fair, and uniting a community. For each theme there will be a specific event, but collectively, all promote the importance of education, safety, and working together.
We need help funding the projects and activities we have planned for our block party, such as a 3-on-3 community basketball tournament, which will mix police, councilman, neighborhood youth, and residents of 21217 on different teams to play with and against each other. Other activities for the event include: a school supply drive, a resource fair with medical information, health screenings, after-school programs, massage therapists, food, live entertainment, a mural painting project, building a community garden, and so much more!
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