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  • K-12 Education
    Lauren Lake, Class Three
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Promote a healthier lifestyle for children through exercise and nutrition education and a mentoring program between elementary age children and high school or college student-athletes.
  • Other
    Dwayne Dubarry, Class One
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create a safe and nurturing environment for diversity inclusion and promotion on Morgan State University campus.
  • K-12 Education
    Monet Stevens, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: I will create a future where youth in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area are empowered, informed, enlightened, motivated, and heard through radio stations that they can truly relate to. The songs will be positive.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Eleanor Etchu, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a future in which all the homeless in Baltimore have a place to fulfill their daily needs such as taking showers, doing laundry, brushing their teeth, and receiving mail.
  • Arts & Culture
    Nia Hampton, Class Two
    UMBC
    Vision: Bring awareness about the importance of art as community service through an arts festival where students have the opportunity to learn and experience art in various ways.
  • Other
    Feyisayo Odukoya, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Inspire females to have high self-esteem as a result of organizations empowering them to love themselves on the inside and out.
  • K-12 Education
    Carla Johnson, Class Two
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Inspire Baltimore students who are interested in art to believe they can be successful as artists and give them access to the resources they need.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Hannah Reed, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create an ideal future in Baltimore that celebrates diversity and differences rather than just tolerating them.
  • Healthcare
    Juanita Zimmerman, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Reduce the onset of delirium in Baltimore by keeping those at risk cognitively stimulated.
  • Other
    Adam Mosey, Class Two
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a world where all citizens benefit from U.S. international policies that support and enhance global security.
  • Healthy Families
    Patricia Bryan, Class Four
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a world where in case someone became a victim, they would have the tools to tell their stories and read their experiences.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Elanalee Peddicord, Class Four
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world where cities use buildings for food, targeting businesses and apartment buildings.
  • K-12 Education
    Zoe Lewis, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: My vision is to create a mentoring program for Baltimore City school students in elementary school that empowers them and gives them the tools to go beyond elementary school.
  • K-12 Education
    Isara Adikarige, Class Five
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Make it easier for students to understand and complete the college admissions and financial aid process.
  • Healthy Families
    Teara Booker, Class Four
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a future with stronger, healthier and safer environments for children and families affected by incarceration.
  • K-12 Education
    Iesha Nivens-Brown, Class Four
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Create a world where kids will get help in all areas to give them a chance to change their future.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Gaida Mahgoub, Class Three
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: End homelessness, specifically targeting underserved and vulnerable populations, by collaborating with various organizations in Baltimore.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Sam White, Class Seven
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: To create a future where those experiencing poverty and homelessness can feel valued and supported by having a space to talk about their stories and experiences and not be ignored.
  • K-12 Education
    Dijonee Chester, Class Five
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a college based program where young men in college mentor young males in their community/city academically, morally, spiritually, and emotionally. Specifically geared towards young men from low socioeconomic environments/minority students.
  • Sustainability
    Zoie McNeill, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: I want to promote awareness about the health, environmental, and ethical consequences of eating meat. I want to reach 15% of Americans vegan by 2030.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Robert Penn, Class Four
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Build stronger, healthier, more supportive, more appealing/artistic, and more educated communities.
  • Healthy Families
    N'Dia Harris, Class Three
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create an organization in Baltimore to empower and support families in Africa to have access to a healthy life through proper healthcare, genocide protection, and government initiatives.
  • Other
    Christine Wozniak, Class One
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Coordinate a socially-structured alternative spring break trip for JHU students that will focus on friendships, community service and leadership training geared toward students who disconnected on campus and unfilled by their college experience.
  • Other
    Margaret Protzman, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a world where everyone is loved and hopeful, everyone loves and hopes for others and humanity lives in a state of unique happiness through education about the value and worth of each specific individual.
  • Other
    Zachary Bynum, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a future where taxpayers can worry less about corporate bailouts to enormous institutions and those responsible for financial busts will be held accountable.
  • Other
    Samantha Yates, Class Five
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Raise awareness on human trafficking; work with a Fair Trade Organization; align self-spending habits with fair trade.
  • K-12 Education
    Marjorie Tribble, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: To become a mentor and promote girls and boys into higher education within the inner cities. The ideal future I want to create is to empower youth to pursue higher education and build self-esteem to help them feel confident in making lifetime decisions.
  • K-12 Education
    Alane Lim, Class One
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Improve literacy in the Baltimore School System through creative writing, art and drama.
  • Healthcare
    Uloma Anele, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Assist the sick community in Baltimore so they can receive indirect support that will ultimately aid in their recovery.
  • K-12 Education
    Maria Venturelli, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: I want to create after-school programs that use drama therapy (role play, improvisation, etc..) to help students work through difficult times in a creative and non-conventional way. These programs will give young students of public elementary schools in Baltimore access to a way to express themselves. I want to create a future in which public elementary school students all over the country have access to creative arts therapy programs through their schools.
  • Healthcare
    Elizabeth Miller, Class Two
    Towson University
    Vision: Inspire people in the U.S. to have confidence in themselves in order to withstand peer pressure and eliminate the abuse of drugs and alcohol.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Imani Brown, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To empower young women; building their confidence, esteem, and character; guiding and counseling them throughout their life’s course; providing a community environment (safe) where they can engage in activities, build relationships, and positively influence one another in love.
  • K-12 Education
    Lydell Hills, Class Seven
    Goucher College
    Vision: To create equity throughout the K-12 experience.
  • Healthcare
    Candice McDonald, Class Three
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a program that will promote awareness about mental health issues within Baltimore City.
  • Other
    Marianna Milkowski, Class Three
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a safer world for women in which they have adequate access to legal resources.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Crystle Barfield, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Provide adequate shelter and resources, to needy residents, to help them transition into functioning society.
  • Arts & Culture
    Cynthia Cheng, Class Seven
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: To create a community for Asian and Asian-Americans in Baltimore by getting them invested in the city of the local community.
  • K-12 Education
    Hyland O'Brien, Class Three
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a future where quality arts education is available to all Baltimore students regardless of school, neighborhood, or access to transportation.
  • K-12 Education
    Jessie Sullivan, Class Five
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Implement mandatory ASL/Braille reading classes in order to eliminate communication barriers.
  • K-12 Education
    Jessica Wilke, Class One
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a future where at-risk and low-risk students of color know where they fit in society and are proud of that place.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Brittany Bryan, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: My vision is to help those who are overlooked every day: people experiencing homelessness. I want to help feed those experiencing homelessness around the Baltimore area through volunteer work and compassion.
  • Sustainability
    Bella Barone, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Educate and enforce action toward environmental sustainability and living with the Earth.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Deseri Tsepetis, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To end homelessness and unfair housing laws in Baltimore.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Williams Evans, Class Two
    Goucher College
    Vision: Convert abandoned homes and food deserts in Baltimore city into thriving areas.
  • K-12 Education
    Elena Wengert, Class Four
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a future where the youth of the world are able to figure out their emotions and feelings by using and accepting mentoring into their own life.
  • Arts & Culture
    Tara Howell, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To use the music community in Baltimore to promote positive change, specifically concerning mental health stigma.
  • Healthcare
    Sarah Levin, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: End domestic violence in Baltimore through therapeutic practice.
  • K-12 Education
    Will Shorter, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To create a world where first-generation college students can have peace of mind when going through the college application process.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Megan Hicks, Class Four
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Create a full service homeless facility for homeless individuals to come and receive assistance/resources for free.
  • K-12 Education
    Erik Clark, Class Two
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Inspire Baltimore City Public Schools to value art equally to other fields and if possible relate art ideas to other classes for instilling creativity.
  • Healthcare
    Caitlin Leach, Class Seven
    Towson University
    Vision: To eliminate health disparities according to race, class, gender, nationality, language, etc. utilizing an intersectional approach to health professions education.
  • K-12 Education
    Anna Carmichael, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a world in which children are provided with the resources and opportunities to be completely accountable for their own future.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Eryn McNulty-Kowal, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Help society be more open to new ideas and perspectives in order to help individuals reach their full potential.
  • Sustainability
    Yasmin Radbod, Class One
    UMBC
    Vision: Promote a healthier diet that is plant based, organic and all natural, fresh and local. The environment, wellness, animals and nonviolence are all important aspects.
  • Arts & Culture
    Nicole Mueller, Class Two
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a world where more artists are encouraged to use their creative problem-solving skills to be civic-minded and play an active role in affecting people’s perception of how art shapes society.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Kenneth Cole, Class Seven
    Morgan State University
    Vision: To create an ideal future for homeless men by shaping them back to the person they were before, through resources and life skills training.
  • K-12 Education
    Lydia Munz, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: A Baltimore City in which all high school seniors graduate at the 12th grade reading level.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Olivia Lane, Class One
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create an employment assistance program in Baltimore which provides professional attire to individuals for interviews.
  • Healthy Families
    Jim Lu, Class Four
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: Create a future where everyone has equal opportunity and skills to not only survive, but also thrive.
  • Healthy Families
    Robyn Githui, Class Seven
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: To provide support to returning citizens and help reintegrate them into society.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Aditi Kaji, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Empower isolated communities, specifically those without transportation access, in Baltimore with resources and education in an effort to mobilize progress within those communities.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Rafiat Abdulai, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Inspire individuals to fight for their communities by equipping them with the basic knowledge and resources needed to ensure their well-being, freedom, and happiness.
  • Healthy Families
    Ash Panakam, Class Seven
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: To increase supplemental health services to at risk groups (refugees, foster care children, etc.) through public health campaigns.
  • Healthy Families
    Deja Martin, Class Six
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: I want to provide knowledge and resources and create a support system for teen mothers, through pregnancy trial and post-secondary education.
  • Healthy Families
    Olumachi Ebirings, Class One
    Towson University
    Vision: Create a world where children who are lacking love, affection and attention will receive it. Children will be encouraged and nurtured so that in turn they will become encouragers for others.
  • Sustainability
    Jaelyn Bos, Class Seven
    UMBC
    Vision: To create a network of green spaces across Baltimore for habitat, climate resilience, and outdoor education. To train nonprofit and other Baltimore leaders on environmental issues.
  • K-12 Education
    Victor Ekanem, Class One
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Start an organization that helps college students mentor robotics teams in Baltimore City high schools.
  • K-12 Education
    Stanley Gross, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Develop an alternative learning program for Baltimore children affected by learning disorders on behalf of Iota Phi Theta’s I.O.T.A. Youth Alliance national service initiative.
  • K-12 Education
    Ramses Long, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: I want to create a mentoring program of UMBC that helps the UMBC students get involved in the community. I want to create a world where African-Americans throughout the city of Baltimore to have equal opportunity to quality education as their county counterparts. I want a revival of the value of community engagement.
  • K-12 Education
    Joy Holland, Class Six
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: I want to create a brighter future where 25% women who matriculate into medical school or graduate programs in the STEM fields are women of color.
  • K-12 Education
    Christina Fahey, Class One
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: See full involvement in extracurricular activities for students in Baltimore City schools.
  • Healthy Families
    La'el Richards, Class Six
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Provide infinite happiness to every child and their family.
  • K-12 Education
    Abby Wilson, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: My vision is to educate developmentally disabled children on life skills and give them their best chance at independence. I would like to do this through and after-school program where these children would be able to learn how to do basic life-skills they are lacking, such as working a microwave or putting their shoes on the right feet.
  • Healthcare
    Nicole Lee, Class Two
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Create a future where all pediatric patients in hospitals can be entertained by music.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Shanna Germain, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Provide every person in Baltimore in need of warm clothing with the knitted hat, scarf, blanket, or gloves they deserve.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Elyse Oliver, Class Six
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: A Baltimore city without boarded up windows.
  • K-12 Education
    Mahima Sukumar, Class Five
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: To use different storytelling methods-literature, art, video- to empower women currently experiencing homelessness.
  • Sustainability
    Jase Swartz, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: My vision is to help connect people to the green spaces around them, as well as to help expand the amount andn quality of clean & green areas. I hope to help foster healthier and happier, people and communities by helping them gain access to beautiful places. By encouraging, enabling, and empowering youth across America, I want to encourage them to creatively and healthily express themselves through "green art," made of recycled, reused trash in their communities. Thereby cleaning, green, and beautifying our nation.
  • K-12 Education
    Unique Jennings, Class Four
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a future where every child has equal opportunities in education.
    Next Steps: Volunteering with Big Sister to mentor a child for a year.
  • Healthy Families
    Jordan Johnson, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: My vision is to implement a prison that recognizes the humanity of women. I envision the women's prison system to be equitable and humanized.
  • Healthy Families
    Cara O'Leary, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a future where the US prison system is revolutionized, no longer discriminates against minorities, is focused on rehabilitation and does not carry stigma.
  • K-12 Education
    Marie Mattes, Class Three
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Serve teens in Baltimore by inspiring them to stay invested in their futures.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Prachi Kochar, Class Seven
    UMBC
    Vision: To create positive change in Baltimore by eradicating food deserts through a two-prong approach that incorporates education and action. In this process it will be necessary to partner with communities, listen to them and go for creative solutions rather than going with approaches that have already proven ineffective.
  • K-12 Education
    Peace Obi, Class Seven
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: To provide literacy and college mentoring programs for high schoolers in 'at risk' communities.
  • Healthcare
    Emma Sarfaty, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a world where everyone has equal access t o and knowledge of healthy eating.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Sarah Kouneski, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: My vision is to provide effective employment opportunities and resources in order for Baltimore City residents within disadvantaged communities.
  • K-12 Education
    Kate Garden, Class One
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Start an after-school program where high school students feel safe and have the resources to share their inner feelings and struggles.
  • Healthy Families
    Amdia Saccoh, Class Four
    UMBC
    Vision: Give mothers, teens, foreigners and children, from lower socioeconomic standing, the tools to change their destinies by giving them the foundation to live happy and healthy lives.
  • Arts & Culture
    Patrick Lannon, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: I want to change the way people think about culture in the workplace.
  • Healthy Families
    Nuria Rodriguez Padro, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To partner with an existing nonprofit to provide a vocational rehabilitation program (with curriculum) to support clients, particularly from re-entry and refugee populations, to gain skills, resources, and access to remove barriers to employment and become meaningful contributors of their families, neighborhoods, communities, and Baltimore.
  • Healthy Families
    Kirsten Kyburz, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To help people with job placement and employment while also offering financial advice.
  • Arts & Culture
    Alexander Crockett, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Work towards building a more respectful and community based environment on Goucher’s campus through a comprehensive community arts program.
  • Healthy Families
    Lauren Pollock, Class Three
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Empower women in Baltimore, especially single mothers, to realize not only their strengths, but also their weaknesses and realize that independence also encompasses interdependence with others.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Allison Harmon, Class Two
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Create a future in which anyone interested in service can connect with each other and places to perform service.
  • Healthcare
    Sequinta Watts, Class Four
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world where all basic needs life safety, food, water and connectedness are meant for children.
  • Arts & Culture
    Elizabeth Purcell, Class Two
    Goucher College
    Vision: Inspire all citizens of Baltimore to have the opportunity to view and participate in dance.
  • K-12 Education
    Amber Carroll, Class Four
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a future where all graduating seniors are able to attend college or trade school if they wish.
  • Sustainability
    Aaron Hasenei, Class Three
    Towson University
    Vision: Create a healthier Chesapeake Bay to benefit the health of the Baltimore community and restore natural beauty to the area.
  • K-12 Education
    Milton Anthony, Class Three
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create a mentoring program for Baltimore students who want and need someone to look up to.
  • Healthy Families
    Tekeya Peterson, Class Seven
    Morgan State University
    Vision: To connect with the Baltimore City Schools and create a mentoring group for students specifically, females.
  • Healthy Families
    Marcy Mendoza, Class Seven
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: To give a one-time college scholarship to a teen mother or $5-10k.
  • Healthy Families
    Ruth Kibe, Class Six
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: My ideal future is to work with organizations that focus on the developmental wellness of children in the following areas: social, emotional, cognitive, mental health and wellness with a focus on children who have experienced abuse and trauma. I want to develop schools that nurture these needs for children.
  • Arts & Culture
    Emma Minkoff, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: Focus on starting on-campus activities surrounding theatre and art therapy. Integrate theatre therapy exercises into current productions.
  • Healthy Families
    Rickey Polk, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To assist elderly members of the community with staying connected to internet service and healthcare.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Danielle Gelinas, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To give young kids the confidence to think on their own and come up with their own original ideas without any negative or toxic outside influences so they can make decisions about their life and live the way they want.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Ryan Gugenheim, Class Five
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: My vision is to begin working towards forming a redevelopment organization that is non-profit to begin going into some of Baltimore’s most impoverished communities and rehabing larger blocks of vacant homes and then giving them back over to the residents already living there. The importance of this is to keep the newly rehabilitated home in alignment with the average incomes at these communities so that they will have an improved quality of life without **
  • Healthy Families
    Amanda Guth, Class Five
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To assist immigrant/refugee families through their integration process by being an English instructor and family mentor.
  • K-12 Education
    Jessie Kitts, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: To create and provide self-help guides for the college and graduate school admissions process for students seeking enrollment. I want to create a world where students are informed about what steps to take and what questions to ask, in order to make the best possible decision about their educational future.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Sonce Reese, Class Six
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: My vision is to fill the vacant, empty homes in Baltimore City and to create environments and vibrant communities that are clean, safe, and healthy and where individuals and families can live and thrive.
  • Healthcare
    Alexandra Shiflett, Class Four
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a world where both physical and mental health is recognized as important to the overall wellbeing of a person and health centers provide affordable and accessible mental health services.
  • Arts & Culture
    Philip Dayao, Class Six
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: I want to mentor young artists & musicians on how to hone their skills in the arts with hopes to begin businesses of their own. I want to help them be very marketable when looking for jobs.
  • Healthcare
    Sunshine DeJoseph, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: My vision is to bring together beautiful simplicities to create a community of healing. Everyone deserves a supporter. My vision combines letter writing, giving stuffed animals and animal-assisted therapy to improve well-being while recovering. I see a future where all people who are in a hospital or medical rehabilitation center always feel they have a community of support and love.
  • Arts & Culture
    Marissa Fein, Class Two
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create an audio/video documentation of artistic and non-artistic practitioners that call into question contemporary social, political, economical issues that pertain to the artist's role in society.
  • Other
    Saarah Bokhari, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a world where Best Buddies does not exist because the relationships are organic and not orchestrated.
  • Other
    Antoinella Peterkin, Class Two
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Inspire Baltimore City’s young men and women to build up their confidence and begin to appreciate life.
  • Healthcare
    Nicola Wasiurko, Class Five
    Stevenson University
    Vision: To create a world where there are more support groups for cancer that everyone can access.
  • Healthcare
    Kerienne Huggins, Class Three
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Establish a working women’s reproductive health advocacy group/awareness campaign.
  • Other
    Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a future where global communication and understanding is universal.
  • Other
    Aaron Chang, Class Three
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Utilize personal networks to bolster Safe House of Hope into the most effective and innovative anti-human trafficking organization in Maryland.
  • Other
    Jewell Porter, Class Two
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a world where all animals are viewed as equals and not neglected, abused, or mistreated in the world.
  • Healthy Families
    Porscha Lee, Class Three
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create an organization that addresses the unique needs of Baltimore children from abused homes, foster care, single parent homes or those affected by incarceration.
  • Arts & Culture
    Samantha Brodowski, Class Three
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Bring art to underserved and financially disenfranchised communities in Baltimore, who would normally not have access to the benefits art has to offer, including betterment of self-worth and diligence.
  • Sustainability
    Ryan Kirlin, Class One
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a sustainable program that perpetuates an awareness of healthy food choices.
  • K-12 Education
    Marie Claire Macadar, Class Six
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Every student in Baltimore public schools will have a mentor (hopefully someone who graduated from the same school), that will help with homework, confidence, self-esteem, and be a source of support.
  • K-12 Education
    Emily Silver, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: My vision is to help teach math and science to underserved children. I want to close the achievement gap in schools so that all students feel they are able to pursue higher education (should they choose it) and so these students will be offered increased academic scholarships.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Elizabeth Causey, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a place for Baltimore residents to express themselves no matter their background.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Christine Wertz, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Strengthening and empowering Baltimore neighborhoods through the history, culture, and arts specific to that community. This way we can stitch together the diverse quilt that is Baltimore, one unique neighborhood at a time.
  • K-12 Education
    Azaria Lanig, Class Seven
    Goucher College
    Vision: To create communication reform and testing reform in K-12 education.
  • Other
    Zeba Ahmed, Class Four
    Towson University
    Vision: Create a world where there is equal opportunity for every woman, where no woman feels left out, where their voice can be heard.
  • K-12 Education
    Amanda Waggoner, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To create education and curriculum emphasizing respect and human rights. To teach human rights, civil and state laws in the classroom.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Rachel Rosenzweig, Class Two
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a world where people love and respect their elders and take advantage of their presence to gain important life lessons and the confidence to face their futures with dignity.
  • K-12 Education
    Lauren Wheatley, Class Seven
    Stevenson University
    Vision: To pair up children with disabilities in middle school with college students for mentoring.
  • Arts & Culture
    Amber Khan, Class Six
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: I want to create a "one love" society that accepts everyone, no matter what their group member identity is.
  • K-12 Education
    Amber Shephard, Class Three
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Revamp the Baltimore school system to focus on collective learning through the involvement of teachers, parents, mentors, and community organizations.
  • Healthy Families
    Ehson Aligholizadeh, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: To integrate the knowledge and experiences gained from working with refugee families into a broader goal of aiding families to better adapt and succeed in their new environments.
  • K-12 Education
    Kay Tawiah, Class Six
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: My vision is to create a safe and open environment for immigrant, refugee, and study abroad students in the United States to communicate and have a language exchange with native/fluent speakers in order to practice what they learn in ESOL classes.
  • Healthy Families
    Bria Butler, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: To collect personal hygiene products that can be donated to shelters and other organizations that help those with financial need.
  • Healthcare
    Lisa Dang, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: To have pro-bono physical therapy clinics in the Baltimore/Tri-State area.
  • Healthy Families
    Asia Jones, Class Four
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a future where no mother, father, sister, or brother is without a roof over their head, where families will have equal access to sustainable housing.
  • Other
    Katherine Lewis, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world where life satisfaction and happiness are consistently high due to the recognition of everyone’s value, worth, and humanity, through a program that allows for personal writing submissions from a workforce that is often overlooked.
  • Sustainability
    Patrick Yevsukov, Class One
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a way to provide accessible food that is fresh and nutritious in urban “food deserts.”
  • K-12 Education
    Kassina Dwyer, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To encourage active citizenship between college students and community members.
  • K-12 Education
    Brooke-Logann Williams, Class Five
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create student/alumni network and compile resources for underrepresented populations particularly first generation college students. Book exchange program, Facebook page, online mentoring group.
  • Healthy Families
    Jocelyn Ihrig, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: Lower divorce rate by providing any and all resources for families in need of any help.
  • Sustainability
    Ridhi Singla, Class Two
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create green urban spaces where visitors feel safe and comfortable and offer free art events and workshops in those spaces.
  • K-12 Education
    Ashwyn Sharma, Class Four
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a world where people are interested in science and wish to pursue it as a means of exploring nature.
  • K-12 Education
    Siobhan O'Brien, Class One
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Change the education of people with physical and devlopmental disabilities targeted in elementary schools.
  • K-12 Education
    Nicole D'Andrea, Class Seven
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To create a program in high school curriculum to introduce students to STEM related careers.
  • Healthy Families
    Emily Connell, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: I want to see the stigma connected to miscarriages eliminated. I want to address it by participating with my campus health center to begin distributing information about resources and education. I want to create a future for women, their partners, and their families where they know and have access to all resources related to pregnancy and pregnancy loss.
  • Arts & Culture
    Vanessa Barksdale, Class Seven
    UMBC
    Vision: To develop a curriculum for a diversity training set for my campus community, including everyone from Provosts to freshmen. This training is grounded in the ideas that no idea is a dumb idea and everyone wants to make the world a better place.
  • K-12 Education
    Mary-Ann Dogo-Isonagie, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a future where young adults and children in Baltimore have the ability to read and write.
  • Healthy Families
    Sabrina Hudicka, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a world where foster children in Baltimore will be able to participate in extracurricular activities, sponsored by others.
  • Healthy Families
    Michelle Larkin, Class Four
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Create a future where all families can create unique experiences together in their city.
  • Healthy Families
    Essence Fisher-Hobson, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: To provide accessible healthy food options, provide a group of recipes and ways to shop on a budget, and show families that healthy food is also good tasting. I want to prevent chronic disease for underserved families at or below the poverty line.
  • Other
    Amanda Grant, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: End sex slavery in the greater Baltimore area.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Valerie Hall-Butler, Class Five
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Revitalizing communities, eradicating homelessness and occupying a destruction of vacant homes, empowering people to claim their communities restoring community pride as a safer place to be.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Chelsea Hayman, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a community museum in an underfunded/impoverished neighborhood to document its history, stories and memories.
  • Other
    Stephanie Wallace, Class Four
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a world where there is love for all beings.
  • K-12 Education
    Kassandre Monsanto, Class One
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create a program that supplements class work with tutoring and mentorship for elementary or middle school age girls in Baltimore City.
  • Sustainability
    Takia Raneri, Class Two
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a green Baltimore, where people are growing their own food, relying on local natural resources, and recycling.
  • Healthy Families
    S. Rasheem, Class Seven
    Morgan State University
    Vision: To increase consciousness, awareness and compassion through sharing counter-narrative.
  • K-12 Education
    Allie Ast, Class Four
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a Girl Scout troop accessible to any girl in the U.S. who wants to join.
  • Healthcare
    Jazmyne Miller, Class Three
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Provide free healthcare to sick and impoverished children in Baltimore.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Diana Lin, Class Four
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Establish an empathetic society where everyone develops a habit of naturally helping one another.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Sarah Bogle, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Transform abandoned homes/apartments/lots in Baltimore into community centers, gardens, parks, homeless shelters, low income housing, etc.
  • Healthcare
    Saade Matthews, Class Five
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Art therapy clinic for kids and adults with mental and physical disabilities for all 50 states.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Sharon Shivers, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Bring awareness to MD on human trafficking. Provide a “Safe Space” for human trafficking victims. Plan “Hands Across MD” project.
  • Healthcare
    Bre-Onna DeLaine, Class Three
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: Create a space for the homeless and displaced population to get mental health and meditative services.
  • Arts & Culture
    Meghan Barry, Class Four
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a future where children are still able to keep their innocence despite the hardships in their lives and can express how they feel through art.
  • Healthy Families
    Joy Kim, Class Five
    McDaniel College
    Vision: For women to have confidence and to love their bodies despite societal pressures and standards present today.
  • Healthy Families
    Angela Roberts, Class Four
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a world where suicide, abuse and crime rates are lowered.
  • K-12 Education
    Shana Gregory, Class Four
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a future where K-12 students are more aware of science.
  • K-12 Education
    Julie Zhang, Class Two
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Provide an opportunity for middle school students to gain and develop effective oral presentation and communication skills.
  • Healthy Families
    Sarah Pollock, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: I want to create a future where everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, has unrestricted access to healthy food and nutrition, including vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Healthcare
    Chionque Mines, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: To establish equitable healthcare for all people through programs promoting safe sex, positive sex, STI and HIV testing as well as educational opportunities in order to understand rights, resources, and connections that will help one live a health sustaining life.
  • Healthy Families
    Valeria Fuentes, Class Six
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: I want to create an alternative after-school program that both engages and educates children on healthful eating habits, proper nutrition, and cooking. I want to improve accessibility to existing resources for families of these children.
  • K-12 Education
    Gena Stenger, Class Three
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Mentor 5 & 6 grade students to have confidence, consistent self-esteem, and resiliency to utilize in the classroom and throughout life.
  • Other
    Nomazwe Ncube, Class Three
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a world that is more globally aware and that understands the value of global awareness.
  • K-12 Education
    Josh Massey, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: To create and launch an afterschool coaching program for elementary school children in Baltimore. The initial focus will be on teaching math skills in combination with non-cognitive skills like public speaking, collaboration, and leadership development.
  • Healthcare
    Stephanie Cerritos, Class Five
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To have a healthcare system in which everyone, regardless of race, social, or economic background has equal access to treatments, medications, and therapies. Also for everyone to have equal access to healthcare so they can continue doing what they love.
  • K-12 Education
    Mia Hernandez, Class Six
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: My vision is to help high school athletes get inspired and see the possibilities of how to obtain scholarships to go to college.
  • Healthcare
    Amy Lacosse Poole, Class One
    UMBC
    Vision: Provide all children with disabilities the possibility to achieve their highest standard by supporting their caregivers.
  • Arts & Culture
    Antonius Bui, Class Four
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Envision a world where everyone is an artist because they understand that any action done with genuine passion, good intent, and relentless effort is worth sharing.
  • K-12 Education
    Nora Morgan, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: Resources for kids with learning disabilities.
  • Healthy Families
    Jazmyn Thompson, Class Five
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: To create a plan/policy that will help increase father engagement in Baltimore City Schools in order to decrease risk behavior in students, increase academic achievement/attachment, and break the cycle of poverty.
  • Healthy Families
    Trishia Domingo, Class Four
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a safe environment where people can speak freely, discuss and learn about sexual education, resulting in autonomy over their own bodies and a richer, fuller life.
  • K-12 Education
    Natasha Seelam, Class One
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Empower girls in Baltimore high schools to seek internal confidence, using educational tutoring facilities, health facilities and counseling.
  • K-12 Education
    Nadiera Young, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a future where alumni, students and parents in urban areas come back to their high schools to mentor students culturally and academically. A Baltimore where people give back to their communities and are proud of where they are from.
  • Healthcare
    Leticia Enos, Class Two
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create opportunities for children in Baltimore to have access to free quality health care.
  • K-12 Education
    Rachel Doring, Class One
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Enable each student in Baltimore schools to read at their grade level or above.
  • Healthy Families
    Shannon Wilson, Class Four
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Provide life guidance and resources to help under serviced families navigate the present to foster an independent future generation.
  • K-12 Education
    Sara Ebrahim, Class Seven
    Towson University
    Vision: To make or collaborate with a program to help youth who live in poverty enter a college or university for free.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Gina Callirgos, Class Seven
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: To create life skills workshops for foster children and homeless community members seeking to enhance or learn essential skills to seek employment and become independent.
  • Arts & Culture
    Anna Clark, Class Three
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world where underprivileged youth have the opportunity to access and enjoy a wide range of music and culture.
  • Arts & Culture
    Jackie Thomas, Class One
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Start a cultural exposure initiative that would introduce young men to different cultural experiences such as music, food and the fine arts.
  • Healthy Families
    Avani Dwivedi, Class Seven
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: To inspire women who have a dream and didn't get a chance to achieve it. I want to help them to achieve their goals.
  • Healthy Families
    Jessie Dierdorff, Class Six
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: My vision is to eradicate the negative, harmful, dangerous stigma targeted towards mental/physical illness and disabilities. I want to create a future where one society, our society, acknowledges those who are suffering from mental illness. I want to create a society in which we heal and develop each other to create a better humanity.
  • Other
    Markya Reed, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: Establish Alternative Break programs on every campus in the United States, as a way to bring students together and educate them about social justice issues that are prevalent in our community.
  • K-12 Education
    Bree Best, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: My vision is to address racial inequality through education by creating a new curriculum in K-12 that includes a more intersectional view. Overall, my vision involves creating a future where there is a greater awareness about language and discourse surrounding racial inequality, sparking change and action.
  • Healthcare
    Ian Anderson, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: To integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into the health care system. Having both doctors and patients practice meditation for a better recovery process.
  • Sustainability
    Adnan Hameed, Class Four
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world where people understand the importance of water, know about water crisis and how this can impact development in developing nations especially Kenya.
  • Healthy Families
    Alvin Hill, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Open the “Ray of Hope” children’s support center to comfort children who are experiencing the effects of cancer in their family.
  • Healthcare
    Meshal Ali, Class One
    UMBC
    Vision: Create awareness about abuse and provide support to female abuse victims.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Keyona McNeil, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a recreation center for underprivileged children in Baltimore.
  • Other
    Cody Knipfer, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a future of knowledge dissemination, intellectual cultivation, and personal betterment for everyone.
  • K-12 Education
    Mo Abdulkarimu, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: Upbringing in specific young teenagers through mentoring partnerships. A long term mentorship between college students and middle schoolers.
  • Sustainability
    Tasnim Choudbury, Class One
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Organize events and create awareness for cleaning up the Inner Harbor.
  • K-12 Education
    Micaela Perez Ferrero, Class Two
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a world where education is a human right and all students have the undeniable right to a quality education, regardless of citizenship status.
  • Other
    Kelly Cyr, Class One
    UMBC
    Vision: Promote spay/neuter programs to ensure pets have loving homes and are not in abusive situations.
  • Healthy Families
    Lauren Savard, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: I want to start a chapter of Compassion International at Towson University in order to spread awareness about their child sponsorship program and raise money to build water pumps.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Devon Ogle, Class One
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a future Baltimore where no homelessness exists through teaching self-sustainment.
  • K-12 Education
    Rojina Pathak, Class Three
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Work with kids in Baltimore who have a difficult family background, such as incarceration, abuse, alcohol addiction, and help them understand the importance of college education.
  • Sustainability
    Savannah Steinly, Class Seven
    UMBC
    Vision: To leverage university resources to unite around environmental justice causes in Baltimore, including expanding city green spaces and environmental education.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Rebecca Perloff, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To create a future that allows those living in low income communities a chance to acquire the skills and opportunities needed to progress in today's society.
  • Other
    Julie Rivera, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: To create a program to educate and empower at risk immigrant youth and have them empower their own communities.
  • K-12 Education
    Danny Weissman, Class One
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a community where the youth are involved in extracurricular activities and involved in their community.
  • K-12 Education
    William McNamara, Class Three
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Partner with education leaders to provide legitimacy and credibility in the Baltimore school system.
  • Healthcare
    Irina Tiper, Class Six
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: My vision is for Baltimore's residents to have access to quality patient-centered healthcare despite the unique factors that the residents face.
  • Arts & Culture
    Christin Pittman, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: The I’m So Baltimore promotes youth development and youth (ages 15-25) empowerment; highlighting what empowers the youth through a series of documentaries, photography, and news releases in partnering with youth programs, non-profits, and universities. This campaign will seek to change the perception of Baltimore, change the negative stereotypes of the youth and bridge the gap between the media and news.
  • K-12 Education
    Yvette Pappoe, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Encourage young people to be passionate about learning and investing in their future through mentoring in grades 6-12.
  • Healthcare
    Janea Mark, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a mentoring program for recent and/or young child abuse victims in Baltimore where they would be matched with older victims.
  • K-12 Education
    Amanda Melvin, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To rebuild the black family in Baltimore City by bringing dads back into the home so that inner city children can have better opportunities to have a better life.
  • K-12 Education
    Tie Shema Morgan, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create a mentoring program that brings Baltimore college students into local schools to help link students who have similar goals and dreams.
  • K-12 Education
    Ziphe Ncube, Class One
    Community College of Baltimore County
    Vision: Help Baltimore youth accomplish their academic goals with an emphasis in the medical field.
  • K-12 Education
    Alissa Danh, Class Two
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Educate young individuals in Baltimore on financial literacy by creating programs, lectures, or sessions to present at schools or after school programs.
  • K-12 Education
    Nekia Hampton, Class Three
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world that will allow children to become more confident and creative through an after-school arts, etiquette, and speech program.
  • K-12 Education
    Ope Olukorede, Class Five
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Promote leadership development in the inner city youth of Baltimore by providing them with free summer programs with academic enrichment and leadership training.
  • K-12 Education
    Sarah Wilson, Class Five
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Start an after school program for inner city elementary, middle, and high school students in which they are taught business and communication skills and are given resources that they need to be successful past graduation.
  • K-12 Education
    Kaitlyn Hammel, Class Two
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a world where every student in the U.S. has a tutor, mentor, and after school program available to help them to reach their highest potential in education.
  • Healthcare
    Jeremy Vidal, Class One
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Acquire an abandoned home in the city and set up a health and wellness center geared toward women. Eventually expand to the greater community and other locations.
  • Arts & Culture
    Alyse Ruriani, Class Five
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: To use art as a tool for mental health advocacy and as a method of healing by implementing art therapy programs, curating/hosting gallery shows, launching social media movements, and creating awareness through artwork.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Salwa Audi, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Start up a non-profit transportation service that can pick up homeless people off the streets and drop them to all the resources that are available in order to have a long term solution to this growing issue.
  • Other
    Marykate Malone, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a future where all Americans are well educated on their constitutional rights and legal options.
  • Healthy Families
    Catherine Rinaldo, Class Four
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create an environment where there is no stigma surrounding teen pregnancy where teen mothers will be able to receive the help and information they need while feeling supported, not judged.
  • Healthcare
    Amelia Hutchison, Class Three
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a program in the Baltimore City prison system that offers art therapy to inmates.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Taylor Riley, Class One
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Develop a network of healthcare and employment clinics in abandoned Baltimore row homes.
  • Healthcare
    Ericka Shekell, Class Five
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: To create an art therapy program for people with emotional problems and mental disorders.
  • K-12 Education
    Liz Paige, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To eliminate college hunger at the University of Baltimore.
  • Healthcare
    Kristen Baione, Class Four
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Help support children coping with illness through elephant art therapy and all proceeds will benefit ethno-elephantology research.
  • Other
    Skylar McCormick, Class Four
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a future where people’s natural thought process is that signifiers can have an unlimited number of meanings, even those that are personal definitions, and for all of these options to be equally valued.
  • Healthy Families
    Carlyn Mueller, Class Two
    Goucher College
    Vision: Turn schools into centers of communities that help entire families lead healthy, happy, productive lives.
  • Healthcare
    Meghan Anderson, Class Five
    Towson University
    Vision: Create a Baltimore where all children receive equal education.
  • K-12 Education
    Keenen Geter, Class Three
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a future where every young male in Baltimore has a self-reliant manhood, moral character, self-awareness, self-esteem, ethical values, and involvement in community service.
  • Healthy Families
    Dahlia Duncan, Class Seven
    Stevenson University
    Vision: To empower young children through opening their eyes to culture, S.T.E.M., and overcoming gender stereotypes.
  • Sustainability
    Christopher Antoine, Class One
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create an organization that promotes environmental awareness among the Baltimore community.
  • Healthy Families
    Jessica Drake, Class Three
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Create a world where families support each other and are relieved of stress in times of illness or death.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Ronnica McFarland, Class Three
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Revamp a vacant neighborhood in Baltimore City.
  • Healthcare
    Anna Maika Manalad, Class Three
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Bridge the gap between cultural healthcare differences in the Baltimore region.
  • K-12 Education
    Emmanuelle Willis, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Inspire all K-12 students in the United States to become qualified career professionals.
  • Healthcare
    Sarah Vogel, Class Five
    Goucher College
    Vision: To increase the diagnosis rate for chronic illnesses such as EDS/POTS/NMH. I want schools to be able to recognize the warning signs and help to give these students opportunities for support and treatment.
  • Sustainability
    Nakpangi Ali, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: To spark radical self-awareness through gardening.
  • Healthy Families
    Jonathan Rodriguez, Class Six
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: My vision is to help the families of York Road Corridor to become financially stable and help the families obtain healthy food in Baltimore. My overall vision is to help eradicate poverty for all families who are currently experiencing it. I want them to obtain cheap and healthy food, to be financially stable, and for their kids to go to great schools and colleges.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Jessica Strothers, Class Three
    Stevenson University
    Vision: Create a future where college students genuinely care for one another and can learn about teamwork and hard work outside of their classrooms through giving back to their own communities.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Amanda Keanna, Class Two
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create awareness of the many needs facing individuals who live in the Baltimore community by highlighting the hardships faced by each individual and sharing their stories with others.
  • Other
    JaNay DeVaughn, Class Four
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a safe, non-judgmental community for LGBT teens and young adults.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Elizabeth Palladino, Class Two
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create opportunities for Baltimore college students to have a way to better connect with each other.
  • Healthcare
    Alexa Gellar, Class Four
    Towson University
    Vision: Create a world where children with communication disorders feel equally connected to the neuro-typical world.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Jesse Pulliam, Class One
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Instill in people the need for civic engagement along with the importance of supporting non-profit agencies in Baltimore.
  • Healthy Families
    Jennifer Goode, Class Two
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Educate mothers and children battling addiction in Baltimore City to help improve their overall life conditions.
  • Arts & Culture
    Tom Doyle, Class One
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a community in Baltimore that, through art, feels that its passions and stories have been heard. I want Baltimore to be viewed as a city of murals
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Julie Laufer-Clintron, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a world where everyone lives free of oppression hate and discrimination.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Kenneth Felsenstein, Class Two
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Facilitate strong partnerships between Baltimore area colleges and community organizations by connecting students with service learning placements that channel student talents, energies, and academic interests into meaningful, real-world public service experiences.
  • Healthcare
    Jasmine Campbell, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Uplifting and motivating communities that would otherwise be neglected. I want to help community residents in urban communities be their most successful selves.
  • Other
    Maddie Wolf, Class Seven
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: To create a partnership based in community organizing between MICA, BUILD, and No Boundaries Coalition.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Lovell Kosh, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Help community members who may not be able to help themselves.
  • Sustainability
    Yaakov Weinstein, Class Four
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a world where the homeless are fed by community gardens and sustainability is mainstream.
  • Other
    Cori Caskey, Class Three
    Towson University
    Vision: Lessen Baltimore youth’s reliance on technology in order to encourage them to be creative and independent contributing members of the community.
  • K-12 Education
    Syed Ali, Class Four
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Allow opportunity for youth to have financial education to enhance their long-term financial stability.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Alexander San Nicolas, Class Seven
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: To create a future where UMB students can enjoy the Lexington Market area and enable the people there to better themselves.
  • Healthy Families
    Minju Zukowski, Class Two
    Towson University
    Vision: Provide every foster child in a group home in the United States with a mentor/role model that provides a steady presence to help each child succeed.
  • Arts & Culture
    Noelle Hoffman, Class Three
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Inspire a sense of wonder in the hearts of youth by inspiring outer space exploration through art.
  • K-12 Education
    Antoinette Caporellie, Class Two
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a mentoring system where college students work with young adults to keep them on the path of a bright future and help guide them in big life decisions.
  • K-12 Education
    Jasir Qiydaar, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: Equal access to quality education for Baltimore City school students
  • Healthy Families
    Courtney McKenney, Class Two
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a stronger, unified, healthier and family-oriented Baltimore.
  • Other
    Lexie Jacobs, Class Five
    McDaniel College
    Vision: To help college aged women resist cultural pressures to conform to the thin-ideal of beauty and reduce their often unhealthy pursuit of thinness. The peer educators help facilitate conversation, activities, and experiential learning to help dispel the unrealistic beauty standards that are culturally accepted.
  • K-12 Education
    Erma Quimat, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a world where culture is introduced to children to help the future generations live stereotype free.
  • Sustainability
    Randi Lindsay, Class Four
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a world where genetically modified foods are taken off the market and organic food is easily available, affordable and plentiful.
  • Arts & Culture
    Faras Aamir, Class Seven
    Towson University
    Vision: To create places for children to be able to have an opportunity to learn, practice, perform, and compete in arts and athletics in Baltimore.
  • Healthy Families
    Marie Jean, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Work with public policy agencies that overlook foster care and that misplace children to get parents more involved in the process and take an active role in the lives of foster children.
  • Other
    Amelia Lynch, Class Five
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Help to educate people about endangered species in their area and what steps they can take to help in their conservation. Work at animal sanctuaries to help conserve and to tend to endangered species and species affected by the tourism industry.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Anthony Laus, Class One
    Towson University
    Vision: Help students in Baltimore City become involved in their communities and take action to improve where they live.
  • Healthcare
    Raiana Davis, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Educate Baltimore youth to combat STI, HIV/AIDS and become more aware of their mental health.
  • Sustainability
    Alfonso Delaney, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: A community health & wellness social enterprise that effectively incorporates Social Impact Marketing in needed communities (low income, disparity affected areas).
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Ali Hasan, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To change the homelessness and housing problems in Baltimore by creating a workforce to rebuild these houses and provide further assistance to keep these people in their homes.
  • Sustainability
    Elizabeth Chadbourne, Class One
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create or work with an after-school program to develop sustainable communities and positive outlets through urban gardening.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Maria Garcia, Class Six
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: My vision is to encourage everyone in the community to be more cognizant of the issues that surround them and the history as to any of those issues. I want to be an advocate for the issues through education and the fostering of not just leaders, but community members that care about what is going on outside of their own lives. I want to create a future where all individuals understand how our actions throughout history have encouraged the spread of discrimination, stereotypes, and underrepresentation. A society, where through this understanding, more honest and open discussions are held in order to accept our wrongs as a society and move forward to an overall inclusive community.
  • Healthy Families
    Imani Lambert, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: I would like to create a future where people don't have to be afraid or disrespected because of their way of life, beliefs, or physical characteristics.
  • K-12 Education
    Blake Schildhauer, Class Five
    McDaniel College
    Vision: I will develop a curriculum and measurable learning outcomes to teach and help students grow closer to the environment/nature. Through this process the schools that go through the program will be able to apply and be certified as a green school.
  • K-12 Education
    Alyssa Falcon, Class One
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a summer camp in Baltimore for children who have developmental disabilities and to get them involved with their community.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Kathryn Doyle, Class Two
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Spread awareness about hunger and homelessness to other college students while working to see an eventual end to these issues.
  • Healthy Families
    Shondrea McCargo, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Raise ethical, self, and social awareness in youth in urban and impoverished communities with an emphasis on education and parental involvement.
  • Arts & Culture
    Jiah Sin, Class One
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create an art therapy mural painting project at a senior citizen apartment building to enhance self-reflection, story-sharing and healing time.
  • Healthy Families
    Jasmine Strong, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: I want to create a website and online gallery for international, trans-racial adoptees to share their stories and connect with other adoptees. The purpose of this website is to be accessible to people of Baltimore and around the country. I also plan to do international research on international trans-racial adoption in relation to self-esteem.
  • K-12 Education
    Rebekah Gerwitz, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a world where everyone is able to read, as well as be able to tap into as much of his or her own creativity and imagination as possible.
  • Sustainability
    Brandon Dulaney, Class Four
    McDaniel College
    Vision: Create a world where all organisms can live in harmony; meaning its natural state and the Earth experiencing growth, regaining health.
  • Healthy Families
    Zhen Lu, Class Two
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Bring people hope in the midst of frustration and hardship. Provide comfort for those afflicted with certain malignancies as well as their family members.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, Class Seven
    UMBC
    Vision: To provide healthcare kits filled with various materials to educate underserved populations, both locally and globally, with hard to reach populations - by assisting pastors, teachers, and community leaders to disseminate information.
  • K-12 Education
    Ryan Fishback, Class Five
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Providing accessible banking options for lower class citizens.
  • Sustainability
    Nathaniel Mark, Class Two
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Develop programs to give all people in the United States easy access to cheap fruits and vegetables.
  • K-12 Education
    Melissa Hecker, Class Three
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Create a community where Baltimore high school students can have access to after school art and life skills programs.
  • K-12 Education
    Samantha Lozano, Class One
    Towson University
    Vision: Start an organization that provides Baltimore Polytechnic Institute students seeking service learning hours better access to community-focused groups.
  • K-12 Education
    Faith Pearson, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a non-profit organization in West Baltimore that will inspire, encourage, and mentor children.
  • Healthcare
    Salar Khaleghzadegan, Class Two
    UMBC
    Vision: Work with community organizations to decrease the number of individuals who do not have access to healthy foods with the hope of eliminating all disparities to good health.
  • K-12 Education
    Samierra Jones, Class Six
    Coppin State University
    Vision: I want to connect high school students with their non-profit organizations that can help them succeed in school, career, and life.
  • Healthy Families
    Breana Davis, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Empower others to take command of their communities.
  • Healthy Families
    Chyna Diaz, Class Three
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: Create a future where all minorities have equal opportunities and the ability to prosper.
  • K-12 Education
    Winston Branch, Class Seven
    Morgan State University
    Vision: To work within the Baltimore City public schools to bring more resources and funding for programs, like those in Baltimore County public schools.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Moshin Ahmad, Class Three
    Goucher College
    Vision: Creating social spaces for students where they can connect, engage in meaningful discussions, and plan activities to improve their communities.
  • Healthcare
    Sydney Noppenberger, Class Seven
    UMBC
    Vision: To create mental health education reform through curriculum change and improvement.
  • K-12 Education
    Imani Williams, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: I want to create an after-school program for low-income families to provide elementary school-aged kids with academic support, self-esteem, and literacy to help them become better students and leaders in the world.
  • Healthy Families
    Mustafa Wahid, Class Four
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a world where each immigrant family has the financial, health and relationship information needed to live the life of their dreams.
  • K-12 Education
    Liz Tran, Class Six
    Notre Dame of Maryland University
    Vision: I want to create an ideal future for children to have access to healthy living and wellness sources at their school through after-school programs.
  • K-12 Education
    Rachel Park, Class One
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Expand art classes in Baltimore City for children with physical and mental abilities.
  • Other
    Mindy Or, Class One
    UMBC
    Vision: Inspire every individual to have an interest, passion, hobby and/or curiosity that they take ownership of and pursue throughout their life.
  • K-12 Education
    Eric Baker, Class Six
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: To inspire a generation of Baltimore's inner city youth, a chain of brother and sisterhood, through mentoring.
  • Other
    Jeremey Cornitcher, Class One
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Change public colleges and universities so that they are free for all students.
  • Other
    Val Lannen, Class Seven
    Stevenson University
    Vision: To be a part of a world that is connected, understanding, and always willing to learn.
  • K-12 Education
    Victoria Russell, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create world where every child has someone to talk to.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Joseph Curran, Class Two
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create a future where communities have usable and functioning fields/athletic areas for youth to develop and get off the streets and into a fun, safe, and nurturing environment.
  • Healthcare
    Candace Ricks, Class Two
    Towson University
    Vision: Eliminate homelessness in Baltimore through collaboration in healthcare and health education.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Cindy Jian, Class One
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Improve the neighborhood around the Reservoir Hill area by beautifying it and uniting families through a mural painting at John Eager Howard Recreation Center.
  • Healthy Families
    Maddi Clewell, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: Healthy bodies, healthy minds, healthy futures: eliminating homelessness.
  • K-12 Education
    Amy Carlson, Class Seven
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: To advocate and provide support for gifted students, particularly twice exceptional students, for both their academic and emotional needs.
  • K-12 Education
    Ceanna Hudicka, Class Six
    McDaniel College
    Vision: I want to establish programs in schools that teach students the risk of drunk driving. I want to create a world with a safer, more responsible generation of young drivers.
  • Other
    Elizabeth Hayden, Class Five
    Towson University
    Vision: Start a re-entry program for people who have been incarcerated.
  • Arts & Culture
    Nour El Safoury, Class Three
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a conference at JHU about women in film and how film therapy could help Baltimore.
  • K-12 Education
    Brandon Johnson, Class One
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Bridge the education gap and increase standardized test scores for African American students by 50% in the next 5 years.
  • Other
    Jess Solomon, Class Six
    Goucher College
    Vision: To make and create clothes that fashion consciousness and high-position fashion people with physical disabilities can wear. Due to the fact that I am disabled, being able to wear Tory Burch fashion with braces. A fashion partnership with Tory Burch.
  • Arts & Culture
    Madeline Peters, Class One
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Open a community center in Baltimore, at the Hexagon, to promote and provide access to the arts.
  • K-12 Education
    Laura Rowlette, Class Seven
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: To create a more educated public through book drives and giveaways.
  • Healthcare
    Sana Waheed, Class Two
    Towson University
    Vision: Eliminate homelessness in Baltimore through collaboration in healthcare and health education.
  • K-12 Education
    Courtney Matthews-Bey, Class Five
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: For girls to begin school reading at or above their grade level.
  • Healthcare
    Alyssa Goldeisen, Class Five
    UMBC
    Vision: To educate Baltimore on all types of mental illnesses in an attempt to get rid of the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
  • Healthy Families
    Yue Cao, Class Five
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: To raise awareness on the importance of infant care in the impoverished neighborhoods of Baltimore by creating educational programs for pregnant women/new parents and high school students.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Deunte Ford, Class One
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Implement a neighborhood revitalization program within Baltimore City, specifically Greenmount Ave., which will help engage area residents and businesses in socio-economic development.
  • Healthy Families
    Trieuvan Nguyen, Class Five
    Towson University
    Vision: To fight for the justice of those who are heavily mistreated and connecting them to resources so that they may live and exist comfortably in society.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Anne Rubin, Class Four
    Towson University
    Vision: Create a future where community service is incorporated into everyday life.
  • Other
    Alycia Johnston, Class Four
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create a world free of self-esteem issues and where everyone feels important.
  • Healthy Families
    Raine Cunningham, Class Five
    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Vision: Unifying young adult leaders in the body of Christ from different denominations in the local DMV area to come together in service to our communities.
  • K-12 Education
    Marie Almojuela, Class Two
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: Create an educated future for Baltimore by speaking to middle school/high school age students about pursuing higher education and begin to build relationship with staff, teachers, etc. at school.
  • Sustainability
    Nkese Essien, Class Three
    UMBC
    Vision: Create a world that is safer and better where energy is saved, natural resources are conserved, emissions of greenhouse gasses are reduced, pollution is prevented, and there is a reduced detrimental impact on our environment.
  • Healthcare
    Darcy McCarthy, Class Two
    Goucher College
    Vision: Create an art therapy after-school program in Baltimore schools.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Luke Smith, Class One
    University of Baltimore
    Vision: Bring communities together by making local churches a central source to support sports programs for students in elementary and junior high school.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Emma Jo Shatto, Class Five
    Maryland Institute College of Art
    Vision: Travel to all 50 states and meet/experience people. Then, I wish to create artwork and write/talk about their differences and similarities. Then travel abroad and do the same.
  • Healthcare
    Kierra-Joanee Copes, Class One
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create and operate a functional health care center in Coppin Heights to increase physical, mental and spiritual health.
  • Healthy Families
    Rone'e Davis, Class Two
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Educate all families in the Baltimore area to create a fire escape plan and be equipped with fire prevention skills.
  • Healthcare
    Akash Premkumar, Class Seven
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: To provide underprivileged patients the knowledge to make more informed healthcare decisions.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Alessandra Clara, Class Two
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a future in which people care for each other and the environment and become more responsible for their actions.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
    Toney Dixon, Class One
    Morgan State University
    Vision: Create a safe, loving and peaceful Baltimore where citizens do not rely on violence but instead strive for peace and cooperation.
  • Healthcare
    Keisha Johnson, Class One
    Coppin State University
    Vision: Create a free sports program for children in Baltimore to help with childhood obesity, diabetes and other health-related problems.
  • K-12 Education
    Leul Assamenew, Class Six
    UMBC
    Vision: My vision is to provide inner-city youth with low-cost or free computers. If they already had computers, then I would provide low-cost, or free, maintenance.
  • Sustainability
    Caryn Carson, Class Three
    Johns Hopkins University
    Vision: Create a sustainable and environmentally responsible world.
    Next Steps: Volunteering with Operation Oliver.
  • Arts & Culture
    Nilo Exar, Class Six
    Towson University
    Vision: I want to create a future where everyone feels comfortable sharing their story and in their own skin.
  • K-12 Education
    Meghan Lynch, Class Six
    Loyola University Maryland
    Vision: I want to empower community and resource centers in Baltimore, both financially and through other means, to have the ability to provide greater educational opportunities to students in their communities. I want to create a future in which Baltimore schools, grades K-12, are considered the best in the state of Maryland and Baltimore children are so well-educated that they have much better means of reaching college and stable jobs after graduating high school.