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Parks & People’s Juneteenth Observation!

Celebrating Freedom: A Historical Narrative This year, Parks & People had its first official Juneteenth observation. Since this is a relatively young national holiday, our Diversity Equity Inclusion Justice Committee thought it would be beneficial to our staff and board to host a lecture on the background of [...]

Parks & People’s Juneteenth Observation!2022-06-21T15:25:21+00:00

Spring Branches G.E.I.C. Challenge

Goodbye, Spring Branches! Congratulations to our Spring Branches interns for completing their Green Entrepreneurs and Innovators Challenge (G.E.I.C.)! Each year, interns developed a product or service intended to improve the current environmental conditions that they then “pitch” to a panel of judges of community partners. Winners receive cash prizes for their inventions! Our brilliant [...]

Spring Branches G.E.I.C. Challenge2022-06-16T17:59:30+00:00

Parks & People Health & Wellness Fair!

Parks & People invites you to free health screenings for dental health, diabetes, hypertension, HIV, and mental health awareness, free for the whole family! We also invite you to use this time to register for our free six-week summer academic and environmental camp. SuperKids Camp is open to all Baltimore City rising 1st through [...]

Parks & People Health & Wellness Fair!2022-05-19T20:09:53+00:00

Salem St. Park Ribbon Cutting!

Ribbon cutting for the brand new Salem St. Community Park! Salem Street in Penn-North underwent a major revival. The new Salem Street Community Park replaces blighted vacant lots and breathes fresh life into the heart of this block. The new park includes: flat green space for gathering and recreation, flowering trees and landscaping, a [...]

Salem St. Park Ribbon Cutting!2022-05-11T17:08:51+00:00

Faith Lane Park Phase I Ribbon Cutting!

Faith Lane Park Ribbon Cutting! We held a small ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Phase I for Faith Lane Park. Through Project C.O.R.E. our partners were able to tear down 4 long abandoned vacant properties. In their place, we created an inviting usable entranceway for this future park. After removing the blighted [...]

Faith Lane Park Phase I Ribbon Cutting!2022-05-09T14:16:37+00:00

The France-Merrick Foundation Supports Parks & People!

Parks & People is proud to announce funding from The France-Merrick Foundation as part of their community and economic development program. Parks & People received $350,000 in support for the Phase II expansion of Henrietta Lacks Educational Park, engineering design for Greenmount Park and renovation for the Cecil Elementary School Play Lot. Each project [...]

The France-Merrick Foundation Supports Parks & People!2022-04-27T15:31:26+00:00

Happy Women’s History Month!

Happy Women's History Month! We want to take a moment and thank the incredible women and femmes in Baltimore who have shaped our city in brilliant, positive ways. We are honored to stand beside and support the work of these hometown heroes. 1. Regina Hammond, Executive [...]

Happy Women’s History Month!2022-04-13T16:48:08+00:00

TouchPoint Empowerment Center Set to Open 2023!

Dr. Frank Lance emcees TouchPoint Empowerment Center press conference Parks & People's President and CEO Dr. Frank Lance had the exciting honor of emceeing TouchPoint Empowerment Center's first press conference this morning. In the vacant old box store filled in many community organizations, students, elected officials, nonprofit representatives, corporate executives, activated citizens, and [...]

TouchPoint Empowerment Center Set to Open 2023!2022-04-13T16:48:57+00:00

Easter Egg Hunt at Parks & People!

Click here to register! Community partners--want a table? Email events@parksandpeople.org Volunteers--we need your help! Email volunteer@parksandpeople.org Questions? Email info@parksandpeople.org

Easter Egg Hunt at Parks & People!2022-04-13T16:49:05+00:00

Resource Center Opening West Baltimore!

Community Resource Center Opens in West Baltimore! Incredible news, the vacant Target in West Baltimore will be turned into a state-of-the-art community resource center! From The Baltimore Sun: "The CEO of construction giant Whiting-Turner has personally acquired the shuttered Target store at West Baltimore’s Mondawmin Mall for $1 million and plans to invest millions [...]

Resource Center Opening West Baltimore!2022-04-13T16:49:12+00:00
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