Baltimore Ravens Charitable Partners
Dent Education promotes equity by empowering under-resourced youth to discover and develop their innate creative potential to shape the world around them. We strive to be an anti-oppression organization. We believe societal institutions are unjustly designed and maintained in ways that disproportionately harm marginalized communities. From criminal justice, housing, health care, transportation, education and more: oppression is entrenched in our social systems. The students we serve experience oppression based on the intersections of race, socioeconomics, age, and various aspects of their identities and lived experience. Systemic oppression stifles one's ability to express themself, hinders access to resources and opportunities, and violates the human right to achieve agency and choice in life.
House of Ruth Maryland
The House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.
Leveling the Playing Field
Leveling the Playing Field is a non-profit organization that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to enjoy the mental and physical benefits of youth sports participation. We do this through the donation of used and excess sporting equipment to programs and schools serving low-income communities.
Next One Up
Next One Up (NOU) empowers 'high-risk' middle and high school students in Baltimore City by providing long-term mentoring and coaching on the field and in the classroom. The innovative approach pushes beyond the boundaries of typical programs to make a lasting difference in students' lives. Next One Up's goal is to ensure that middle school students find their way to a good high school where they can truly thrive, and that they successfully graduate on a clear path to college or career.
Reading Partners Baltimore
Reading Partners places community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading. We've been part of the Baltimore educational landscape since 2012, when we opened our first reading center at Friendship Academy at Cherry Hill with the strong support of the Baltimore City education community.
The mission of Weekend Backpacks is to improve the lives of students affected by food insecurity in Baltimore. We envision that all students are nourished and ready to learn. There are more than 3,000 homeless children in Baltimore City Schools. While they get breakfast and lunch when school is in session, Baltimore City has no state or federally funded weekend food programs for schoolchildren. Studies show that hungry children incur delays in their physical, intellectual and emotional development. This is where we come in.