GameChangers From Ship to Shore Living Classroom Foundation’s James Piper Bond has kept on course for his cause. GameChangers Catalyte Shows How Investing in People Works for Everyone in the Long Run Baltimore-based tech company trains software developers from non-traditional backgrounds. GameChangers Fight Blight Bmore Founder Nneka N’Namdi Wants Baltimore to See the Bigger Picture N'Namdi's advocacy group is aimed at eradicating blight by creating safer spaces for residents. Find the Best in Baltimore Attorneys Dentists Doctors Restaurants Realtors More Camps Home Pets Retirement Schools Travel Wellness More from this Issue GameChangers Lewis McIlwain’s Missionary Nonprofit Helps Baltimore, Too Thirst No More helps global communities in need, including those right here at home. News & Community Seema D. Iyer is Improving Local Neighborhoods One Micro-Metric at a Time Annual report by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance aims to address community problems head on. Business & Development Garrick R. Good Works to Meet Baltimore’s Affordable Housing Needs Executive director of the North East Housing Initiative provides permanently affordable housing using a community land trust model. Education & Family Laurie Rosen Helps Local Mothers Make a Difference Moms on a Mission founder gives moms the chance to “have fun, give back, and socialize,” without any pressure. Education & Family Ateira Griffin Has Become a Local Champion for Single Mothers In 2016, Griffin founded Building Our Nation’s Daughters to work on effective communication between Black single mothers and their daughters. Arts & Culture GameChanger: Alanah Nichole Davis Cultural worker, MICA alumnus, and former nurse technician established a fund for artists in the wake of the pandemic. Business & Development Grace Lee of Maryland New Directions Helps Jobseekers Find Meaningful Employment For the past 14 years, Lee has led the 48-year-old organization, which aims to provide jobseekers with specialized career training and no-cost employment coaching. News & Community This Nonprofit Helps Folks Find Independence Through Service Dogs Canine Companions for Independence matches people with disabilities with skilled service dogs—free of charge. News & Community How These Baltimore Business Partners Kept Utilities on for Neighbors in Need Neil Sweren and Scott Eisgrau raised $75,000 to assist households that were in danger of imminent shut-offs during the pandemic. Health & Wellness Troy Staton’s Network of Barber Shops and Salons Brings Wellness Resources to Communities More Than a Shop founder discusses the organization and how he was able to transform trauma into activism. Food & Drink Kooper’s Owner Patrick Russell is a Model for Supporting Others in Need We talk to the owner of Kooper's and Slainte about his acts of kindness throughout the pandemic. Health & Wellness This Duo Tackles Addiction Through a Long-Term Continuum of Care Zach Snitzer and Sam Bierman launched the Maryland Addiction Recovery Center as a long-term model of care that breaks through the most common barriers leading to relapse. Food & Drink Maryland Food Bank President Wants to Solve Food Insecurity for Good As the state recovers from last year’s economic setbacks, MFB continues to tackle the root causes of the issue. Science & Technology Catalyte Shows How Investing in People Works for Everyone in the Long Run Baltimore-based tech company trains software developers from non-traditional backgrounds. GameChangers Dawod Thomas Cultivates Change for Inner City Youth My Father’s Plan teaches kids respect for themselves, others, and the neighborhood they live in. News & Community ShareBaby is Baltimore’s De Facto Free Diaper Bank To date, the organization has raised enough money to buy and distribute more than 4.5 million diapers and 1.3 million other childcare items across Baltimore. Food & Drink How the Owner of Jimmy’s Famous Seafood Helped Keep Baltimore Restaurants and Bars Alive John Minadakis' Famous Fund has raised roughly $480,000 (and counting) that’s been split among dozens of spots decimated by the pandemic. Food & Drink Jill Rippey’s Lunch Mission, Simple Sacrifice, is From the Heart The service project that Rippey started when she was 12 years old continues to serve those in need. Science & Technology Meet the Woman Bringing Community Solar Power to Baltimore Kristal Hansley's company, WeSolar, provides low-income households with affordable access to community solar power. News & Community Fight Blight Bmore Founder Nneka N’Namdi Wants Baltimore to See the Bigger Picture N'Namdi's advocacy group is aimed at eradicating blight by creating safer spaces for residents. News & Community A Helping Hand Bob Gehman transformed a homeless shelter into a cutting-edge residential addiction recovery program. Events Five Upcoming Events Supporting Worthy Causes Mark your calendar for these happenings where you can give by just going. GameChangers The Baltimore Hunger Project is All About Feeding Kids Founder Lynne B. Kahn realized that everyone was so concerned with student hunger Monday through Friday, but there wasn’t much focus on weekends. GameChangers From Ship to Shore Living Classroom Foundation’s James Piper Bond has kept on course for his cause.