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Weaving A Tight Knit Community

Weaver Awards
The Weaver Awards chose ten Baltimore City community leaders to receive $7,000 each for a project that connects their neighbors and increases a sense of belonging. Credit: Weave: The Social Fabric Project

Ten grassroots community leaders in Baltimore will each receive a $7,000 grant from "Weave: The Social Fabric Project".

The project recognizes “weavers,” people who are building trust between neighbors at a time when disconnection is common.

We ask Frederick Riley, who leads the initiative at the Aspen Institute, about this inaugural class of “weavers," and speak with Danielle Battle, co-founder of the Cherry Hill nonprofit RICH -- Restoring Inner City Hope -- about how she will use this award.

Learn about the other Baltimore City recipients here.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.