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Promise Heights partners with community-based government agencies, non-profits and faith-based organizations to improve the educational, social, health, and economic opportunities of children from birth to young adulthood in the West Baltimore neighborhoods of Upton/Druid Heights.

Despite its challenges the neighborhood has many assets including: committed community organizations, strong faith-based organizations, parks and green spaces, schools with new leadership, recreation center, and proximity to UMB/UMB BioPark. The partnerships are led by Promise Heights and create a pipeline of interconnected services that begin with prenatal care and continues through college to career.

By leveraging community resources to develop and implement a long-term strategic plan, Promise Heights expects to bring about transformational change in the lives of socioeconomically disadvantaged children and families.

Federal Partners

 
 
 

U.S. Department of justice - the office of justice programs

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.

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U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Ed’s mission is to accelerate the pace at which the U.S. identifies, develops, and scales solutions to education’s most important or persistent challenges.

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Americorps

AmeriCorps is a national service program, which engages Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community service to meet critical needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

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State Partners

 
 

the governor’s office on Service and Volunteerism

The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives. Through the use of federal dollars, the Office on Service and Volunteerism is funding 21 AmeriCorps State programs during the 2018-2019 program year to support disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families in Maryland.

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Maryland State Board of Education

The Maryland State Board of Education develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from
pre-kindergarten through high school.

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Local Partners

 
 
 

Baltimore City Public Schools

Baltimore City Public Schools, also referred to as Baltimore City Public School System, BCPSS, BCPS and City Schools, is a public school district in the city of Baltimore, state of Maryland, United States. It serves the youth for Baltimore City..

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Baltimore City Recreation and Parks

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks is the city’s leading provider of affordable, year-round leisure and recreational activities for citizens of all ages and abilities.

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Judy Centers — Maryland State Department of Education — Division of Early Childhood

Located at Title I schools in every Maryland county, Judy Centers play an important role in the communities they serve. All of Maryland’s Judy Centers employ the two-generational approach, which focuses on creating opportunities for and addressing the needs of children, parents and families.

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City of Baltimore

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Baltimore City Health Department

The Baltimore City Health Department is the oldest, continuously-operating health department in the United States, formed in 1793. In collaboration with other city agencies, health care providers, community organizations and funders, The Baltimore City Health Department aims to empower all Baltimoreans with the knowledge, access, and environment that will enable healthy living.

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Baltimore Police Department

The Baltimore Police Department provides police services to the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Councilman Eric Costello 11th district

Eric Costello joined the Baltimore City Council representing Baltimore's most diverse district - the 11th District, which includes Central West Baltimore, as well as 24 unique neighborhoods. The 11th District is also home to Lexington Market, MICA, Port Covington, the University of Baltimore and University of Maryland Baltimore. As a member of the City Council, Eric works tirelessly on behalf of our residents and local businesses.

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Foundation/Nonprofit Partners

 
 
 
 

Baltimore women’s giving circle

The Baltimore Women's Giving Circle supports and invests in organizations that promote self-sufficiency for women and families in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

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Breathmobile

The University of Maryland Children's Hospital Breathmobile is a custom-built pediatric asthma and allergy clinic that travels to over two dozen schools, providing ongoing asthma and allergy care to children.

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Communities United

Founded in 2010, the mission of Communities United (CU) is to organize and empower low income Marylanders to achieve transformative change on issues of racial, economic and social justice.

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Family league of Baltimore

Family League of Baltimore serves as an architect of changeby promoting data-driven, collaborative initiatives and aligningresources to create lasting outcomes for children, families and communities. Family League of Baltimore envisions a Baltimore where every child grows up in a family that thrives.

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Reading Partners Baltimore

Reading Partners places community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading..

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United Way of Central maryland

For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland has been improving lives in the communities it serves: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, Maryland.

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Y of Central Maryland

The Y is a mission-driven, charitable organization in Central Maryland dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all..
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The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund

The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund supports programs that enhance individual and community potential. The Fund primarily is committed to programs that benefit residents of Baltimore City.
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NFL Baltimore ravens

Our mission is to win football games, serve our fans and be a positive force in our community.

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Bellxcel

For over 25 years, BellXcel-powered programs have transformed struggling students into thriving scholars.

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Child first Authority

The mission of Child First Authority is to develop youth and strengthen families by providing high quality community schools, after-school and summer learning programs that promote academic achievement, social and emotional well-being, and parent leadership. With its focus on school-based community organizing and enriching learning opportunities, Child First Authority supports positive outcomes for over 1,500 young Baltimoreans.

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Druid Heights Community Development Corporation

Druid Heights CDC is a grass-root, residents driven and community focused organization. Their input and volunteer support is essential to the operations of community outreach programs. As Druid Heights CDC continues to build residential and commercial properties, it’s strategy is to “build people first”.

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Pearlstone center

Pearlstone Center is a retreat and conference center nestled in Baltimore, Maryland's beautiful countryside offering joyous, hands-on experiences..

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Thomas Wilson Foundation

Established in 1875 under the last will and testament of the late Thomas Wilson, the Thomas Wilson Sanitarium for Children of Baltimore City (the Foundation) is devoted to supporting programs related to improving the health and welfare of children in Baltimore City.

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Wright Family Foundation

The Wright Family Foundation is committed to diverse educational initiatives that provide intervention, support, and enrichment programs for at-risk children to realize their full potential.
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Faith-Based Partners

 
 
 
 
 

the garden church — Baltimore

The Garden Church is a diverse, urban community of people who have been changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to show off God's glory in Baltimore City and beyond. The Garden Church is located in west Baltimore (Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood).

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memorial episcopal church

Founded in 1860, Memorial Church has a long history as a sanctuary for faithful believers and a center of community for the neighborhood..

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sharp street memorial united Methodist church and community house

Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church and Community House was organized in 1787 and was highly influential in the antebellum freedom movement, the establishment of the first black school in Baltimore after the abolition of slavery, and the movement to foster the institution of the African American Methodist church. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, during their formative years, held their meetings at this historic church.

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douglas memorial community Church

Douglas Memorial Community Church is an urban community church located in the heart of Baltimore City, Maryland. Dr. S. Todd Yeary (Pastor Todd) serves as Senior Pastor.

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Pennsylvania a.m.e Zion church

African Methodist Episcopal Zion church founded 1796.

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Union baptist church

Union Baptist Church, founded May 10, 1852, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Union Baptist Church is a downtown institution that serves the greater Baltimore community. It has managed a national known Head Start Program for over 44 years.

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Allen a.m.e church of Baltimore

Allen A.M.E Church of Baltimore is Enhancing the commUnity through Empowering, Evangelism,Education, Economics, and Expansion. Growing stronger everyday.

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