In case you haven’t heard, Baltimore has been making national news headlines again. Mention “Healthy Holly” to anyone who lives here, and they’ll describe FBI raids, large payments for missing books, and a mayor who tried to dodge accountability under the guise of sickness. Ask folks from out of town and they’ll likely quip that … Continue reading The Real “Healthy Holly”s of Baltimore
By: Lukah Love At Fusion Partnerships, one of our most important - if lesser known - ambitions is capacity building. Whereas many fiscal sponsors operate semi-independently from their sponsored programs, we here at Fusion want our partners to have the knowledge and the skills to take part in all aspects of our - and their … Continue reading Financial Workshops
By: Laurie Bezold aka Polly Riddims On Wednesday after the election, in a state of fear and tears, Fusion staff sat in a circle for a few moments and held hands. We reaffirmed our commitment to social justice, our support of each other and the Partners we serve. But the most positive thing for us … Continue reading The Days After…
By Shan Gordon Our schools constantly test our students to measure their achievement. But if we want to improve student achievement, it is time for students to test their schools. Are classrooms too hot or too cold? Are pest and mold problems causing asthma attacks and absences? Are students getting enough exercise and … Continue reading Experiment You
Grassroots Grantmaking + Fusion = Community inFusion Approaching East Baltimore, you cannot help but notice among blocks and blocks of rowhomes the tall gleaming buildings of Johns Hopkins or as some community residents have dubed it "Vatican City." Then suddenly, within the shadows cast by these large ever-expanding structures you stumble across large … Continue reading The Grassroots Approach of Community inFusion Small Grants Program in 14 steps!
by By Mark and Julia Sine of the Baltimore Student Harm Reduction Coalition The term “harm reduction” is being dropped more and more frequently in discussion around drug use and public health in general. What is harm reduction? In its driest form, it is a set of practical, non-judgmental strategies to mitigate risk and prevent … Continue reading A Harm Reduction Approach to Drug Policy
Fusion Partner The Feminist Art Project-Baltimore has been hard at work redefining their scope of work as they evolve and we couldn't be more excited about their direction! Their new mission states "The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore (TFAPB) is a grassroots, nomadic, non-profit arts incubator that supports and promotes self-identified women in the arts." TFAP-B now … Continue reading
We're all feeling the heartache this city is showing in one way or another. While Fusion's grassroots agents of social change are no stranger to the suffering that many members of Baltimore's disenfranchised communities have endured for generations, we're still not immune to the consequences brought on through the history of systemic injustice here. As … Continue reading The anger is legitimate
Fusion partner The Baltimore Free School is excite to announce the new Strength To Love Project course running through March of 2015. The Strength To Love Project, consists of individuals (esp creatives) getting together to discuss social justice issues and engage in creative expression around the theme "Strength To Love". The film Selma, Dr. King's third … Continue reading Baltimore Free School to host new Strength To Love Project class!
Don't miss this Op-Ed article in the Baltimore Sun! In the article Tyler Mains of Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT) discusses the disconnect between the proliferation of world class medical institutions and STEM education opportunities within Baltimore City. Tyler then outlines how his program seeks to bridge that gap through mentorship and career … Continue reading Fusion program MERIT published in Baltimore Sun!