Co-Founder, Baltimore CeaseFire 365, and Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center
Ms. Bridgeford’s city-wide call to address Baltimore’s murder rate has grown into a movement challenging citizens to celebrate and affirm life, and to heal through positive action.
Mr. Moore employs and teaches young Black and brown Baltimoreans to install and maintain WiFi networks to dismantle the digital divide, a critical need before and during the pandemic. He gives back as a member of the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition
Tsanonda Edwards, MS
Director of Community Engagement, Above It All Mental Health
Above It All offers therapeutic services that teach self-love, personal values, positive self-talk, life skills and more to children and adolescents.
Founder/Executive Director, Mentoring Mentors
This West Baltimore mentoring program changes the trajectory of young lives and strengthens community.
Founder/CEO, Fight Blight Bmore
This community-based initiative for economic, environmental, and social justice takes a data-driven approach to addressing the issue of urban blight.
Co-Founder/CEO, Code in the Schools
With in-school and out-of-school programs, Code in the Schools expands access to computer science education for under-served and under-represented youth.
Youth Engagement Specialist, Baltimore City Public Schools, and Consultant
A former Congressional page, youth commissioner, and youth organizer, Mr. Staton empowers youth to influence policies and programs that affect their education, health, and well-being.
Executive Director, The Warnock Foundation, and Co-Founder, Moms As Entrepreneurs
Through her work with the Warnock Foundation and in her own ventures, Ms. Lucas is devoted to building communities through leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Co-Founder/CEO, Dent Education
Dent Education teaches city youth to conceive and operate their own businesses, including the Made @ Dent makerspace, manufacturer of thousands of face shields during the pandemic.
Vice President for Economic Development, The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins Health System
A civic leader, Ms. Wilson leads a team driving JHU’s strategy and initiatives as an anchor institution in and around Baltimore, and elevating and expanding the institution’s commitment to the city through investments in neighborhood development, health care and education.
Shana S. McIver
Director, Family and Community Engagement, Baltimore City Public Schools
Ms. McIver supports Baltimore families. Her office provides resources and training to help parents with the important roles they have in their children’s academic success.
Robert Moore and Muhammad Najee-Ullah
Co-Founders, FullBlast STEAM
FullBlast S.T.E.A.M. provides exciting educational activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, which build 21st century career skills. Programs for youth include drones, robots, IOT gaming, VR, and 3D design in one app-enabled platform.
Dontae and Antoynica Ryan
Co-Founders, The Ryan Institute
Lifelong learning support is the mission of Ryan Institute. The Ryans offer customized tutoring services to help schoolchildren master reading and math, high schoolers prep for the SAT, and adults advance in their professional goals.