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Leveling The Field, Infusing Life Into Abandoned Neighborhoods

Jan 21, 2021

Open Society Institute Baltimore Fellow Bree Jones, (L) assembles homebuyer collectives in order to transform neglected neighborhoods. OSI Baltimore Fellow James Henderson helps Baltimore City youth envision a path to college or entrepreneurship.
Credit Open Society Institute

The Open Society Institute tackles many inequities for Baltimore City residents -- from making fresh food available or healthcare accessible to housing rights and more. Each year its community fellows bring game-changing ideas. We hear from James Hendersonwho helps young people in the city find paths toward college and entrepreneurship: “Education and owning businesses is the cornerstone of creating generational wealth.” And also from Bree Jones creates homebuyer collectives to transform abandoned neighborhoods, a whole city block at a time: “They want to live in historically Black spaces as a means of social justice and as a means of wealth building.” 

Links: OSI 2020 Baltimore Fellows, Bree Jones' Parity, James Henderson's College Tours and Entrepreneurship.