Baltimore is home to world-renowned hospitals, universities, major corporations, and popular tourist attractions. But beneath the surface is a different reality. Not everyone is able to participate in the growth and prosperity of our region.
According to the U.S. Census, in Baltimore City almost 25% (one in four people) are living in poverty (making less than $25,000/year for a family of four). By contrast, Maryland ranks first in the nation in median household income. This growing disparity between those who are doing well and those who are left behind presents great challenges not only for those who suffer from the effects of poverty, but also for the wellbeing of our entire community.