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Tools With a Mission

Baltimore Community ToolBank

At the Baltimore Community ToolBank, nonprofits can access almost any tool--from a chainsaw to a wood chipper … and tables, chairs, microphones--and expertise! Executive director Noah Smock explains that renting tools is a small element of the story ... sustainability is built into the mission and collaboration is key. And we meet longtime ToolBank devotee Chenire Carter, senior manager of development and communications for Higher Achievement, a nonprofit working to close the opportunity gap for middle-school kids. She calls the ToolBank her 'secret weapon.'

For more information about the ToolBank, visit this link.

For more information about Higher Achievement, visit this link.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'