Baltimore

In Baltimore, the Open Society Foundations work to keep children engaged in school, make drug addiction treatment accessible, reduce the number of people caught up in the criminal justice system, and bring innovative ideas for implementing social justice.

Recent Work

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Is Harsh School Discipline Necessary? That’s Up for Debate  

Programs like the Baltimore Urban Debate League keep kids out of trouble while making them better students.

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Big Change Baltimore: A Forum of Ideas That Are Reshaping Our Future

Big Change Baltimore celebrates the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s presence in the city over the past 15 years.

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Investment in Baltimore’s Children Pays Off

Science confirms it: After-school and summer learning programs are important to a child’s success.

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Racial Differences in Arrests: Are Community–Police Partnerships a Solution?  

Join us for a conversation with two leading experts on race and community–police partnerships with Baltimore’s Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Russell and national scholar Dr. Phillip Goff.

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Justice Talking: Stories about Crime, Punishment, and Life (and Death) in the Legal System

This event will feature seven storytellers telling seven-minute true, personal, tales about their experiences with the criminal justice system.

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Addiction Care Now

With health care reform just around the corner, there is an opportunity to make changes to the way substance abuse is treated.

Open Society People

Director, OSI-Baltimore
U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute–Baltimore
Director Education and Youth Development Program
U.S. Programs, Open Society Institute–Baltimore