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NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

June Membership Meeting

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
5:30PM–8:30PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217

 

Join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 5:30pm for our Membership Meeting.

 

Register now for a FREE ticket so that we can send you a reminder and keep you updated on event details. Thank you for being a valued commUNITY partner!

Yoga in the Park

Saturday, June 15, 2024
1:00PM–2:30PM

 

1501 McCulloh St

 

Join us on our journey through 21217 as we highlight green spaces across Bolton Hill, Upton, Sandtown, Penn-North, Reservoir Hill, Madison Park, and Druid Heights!
You will always receive a reminder text the day before each session. In the event of inclement weather, we will send out a text the morning of with an alternative in-door space or change of date. Yoga mats and refreshments from Fresh at the Avenue will be provided during each session. New locations will be announced a month in advance.
Our amazing yogi instructor, Michele Blu is trained in Kemetic Yoga and will guide us through movements, mindfulness, and sound healing.
For questions contact Khalia, [email protected]

Home Viewing and Walking Tours

Wednesday, July 13, 2024
5:30PM–6:30PM

 

BWBB Headquarters — 1902 Etting St.

 

Join No Boundaries Coalition and Black Women Build-Baltimore as they give community members an exclusive tour of new homes on Division and Etting St. and we talk about generational wealth and homeownership.
Please register for all dates you plan to attend! Our Community Organizer, Khalia Young, will follow up with confirmation.

 

For questions contact Khalia, [email protected]

Workforce Development Internship Program

No Boundaries Coalition has relaunched our Fresh! Workforce DevelopmentProgram and we are actively recruiting. If you know a youth age 18-24 please encourage them to apply for this “earn while you learn” 12-week CulinaryWorkforce Development Program. Preparation classes will be hosted on site atSwill by Blacksmiths (906 Washington Blvd.). The work training site is no other than Fresh at the Avenue located within the Historic Pennsylvania Avenue Market (1700Pennsylvania Ave). Graduates will gain 12-weeks of instruction from a Chef and restaurant owner with over a decade of culinary experience, gain on the job training, and sit for the ServSafe Manager Certification Exam.

 

Our goal is to help graduates find at least part-time employment at the conclusion of the program. Fresh at the Avenue, No Boundaries’ Fresh Produce Market and the adjacent “Test & Prep Kitchen” serves as the backdrop for this exciting program. There students can apply what they learn while interacting with the amazing residents of Central West Baltimore.

 

Additionally, if you are a business owner in the food service or food retail industry and you would like to join our network of employers or be one of our site visits please let us know! We would love to partner with you.

 

To learn more about this program please contact [email protected] or call 443-414-6973.

RECURRING EVENTS

Membership Meetings

Unity Hall (1505 Eutaw Place), every second Tuesday @ 6:00PM

Our monthly membership meetings are a time for fellowship, engagement, decision-making, and action. Our meetings take place in the basement of St. Peter Claver Church, where No Boundaries Coalition has been holding meetings for nearly 10 years. Membership meetings are open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Central West Baltimore (the 21217 zip code).

Fresh at the Avenue

Avenue Market (1700 Pennsylvania Ave), every Saturday from 9:30am to 4:00pm and every Wednesday from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Fresh at the Avenue is a signature project of No Boundaries Coalition’s health and food justice work. Purchase fresh fruits & vegetables, get new recipes and partake in cooking demonstrations.

No Boundaries Yoga in the Park

Saturdays from 11:00AM-12:30PM at Baltimore Unity Hall

The class is free to the community!

Civic Saturday Sessions

Virtual or in-person the third Saturday of each month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Stay tuned for details.

Civic Saturdays are designed as an opportunity for the 21217 community to get more engaged with each other and become more informed, enabled and empowered! We meet either virtually or in-person the third Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. Civic Saturday Sessions  usually include an expert guest who guides us through a topic, engagement effort or neighborhood involvement, support or appreciation event.

Committee Meetings

Committee work is done at our monthly membership meetings, and also at separately scheduled committee meetings. Our current standing committees are:

Get out the Vote (GOTV) Committee — The second Tuesday of every month (No Boundaries Membership meeting) 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

No Boundaries Youth Organization (NbYO) & Leadership Committee — Each Wednesday from 4:00 pm–6:30 pm. Programming with impact that matters to our youth in West Baltimore is happening every year at No Boundaries Coalition. Full youth membership meets on the1st and 3rd Saturdays from 2:00pm–5:00pm.

PAST EVENTS

Ride to the Polls

Saturday, May 4, 2024
12:00PM–4:00PM

 

Are you looking for a ride to vote?! If this is YOU, We have a SOLUTION!

We are offering free rides to the polls in 21217 to be sure you have the opportunity to vote on Saturday May 04th, 2024 @ our 17th Annual Block party.
 
Please provide us below with your information in order for us to be prepared to help you vote!  You may check to see if you are currently registered to vote at your current address here.
If you have any questions please contact Civics at 443-722-8114 or [email protected]

17th Annual Boundary Block Party

Saturday, May 4, 2024
12:00PM–4:00PM

 

Eutaw Place Median
1505 Eutaw Place

 

Join us for our 17th Annual Boundary Block Party on Saturday, May 4th from 12-4pm! Enjoy free food, live music and entertainment, and rides to the polls for early voting! Interested in being a vendor? Register below by April 17th.

Civic Saturday Sessions

Pt. 1: Voter Education & Games
Saturday, April 13, 2024

12:00PM–2:00PM

 

Pt. 2: Registration Party
Saturday, April 27, 2024

12:00PM–2:00PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall, 1505 Eutaw Place, Baltimore, MD 21217

 

Are you looking to learn more about Voting?! Why it’s important? What role do YOU play in it?
We are inviting you to come out and join us for a two-part series on Saturday April 13, 2024 for Voter Education & Games and Saturday, April 27, 2024 for our Voter Registration Party.
Come and learn important details about the upcoming elections and how you can be involved in changing your commUNITY directly!
Please provide us below with your information in order for us to be prepared to help you vote! You may check to see if you are currently registered to vote at your current address here.
If you have any questions please contact Civics at 443-722-8114 or [email protected]

Fresh! 8th Anniversary

Thursday, February 22, 2024
6:00PM–9:00PM

 

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Place

 

 

Sip & Saute

 

Fresh at the Avenue, a program of The No Boundaries Coalition, is hosting its Sip & Sauté fundraiser in celebration of eight years of fresh food access in Sandtown. The interactive cooking class will feature an interactive cooking demonstration, followed by dinner. Proceeds from this event will support Fresh at the Avenue, a weekly community-powered produce market as well as No Boundaries Coalition’s general operations.

 

Can’t attend but still interested in showing support? Make a donation to this event!

 

Please direct all inquiries to [email protected] and/or [email protected].

Saturday, February 24, 2024
12:00PM–4:30PM

 

Fresh at the Avenue
Pennsylvania Ave Market
1700 Pennsylvania Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

 

Anniversary Party

Civic Saturday Sessions

Saturday, December 9, 2023
12:00PM–1:30PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Place

 

Learn more about ranked choice voting and why it’s gaining momentum around the U.S.

Cards for a Cause: Unleashing Generosity

November 4, 2023
VIP Reception: 6:00PM
General Admission: 7:00PM–11:00PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Place

Join No Boundaries Coalition on Saturday, November 4th for Cards for a Cause: Unleashing Generosity, an evening of excitement, high stakes, and big wins! This annual fundraiser will support our efforts to deconstruct physical and imagined barriers in Central West Baltimore. Live Music & Silent Auction alongside classic casino games, and home favorite card games too. Come dressed to the nines in your favorite vintage glam outfit. Prizes for the biggest winners of the night. You don’t want to miss this high energy, high rolling experience!

Civic Saturday Sessions

October 21, 2023
12:00PM–1:30PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Place, Suite 101

Baltimore was First!  The 311 non-emergency reporting system started here.
  • Why was it Created?
  • How Does it Benefit you and your Community?
  • What Happens When You Make a Report?
  • Learn more during our community walk as we report 3-1-1 incidents.

Changing The Narrative: Addressing Gun Violence in 21217

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
5:30PM–8:30PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Place

Come and participate in a workshop designed to continue the conversation around gun violence prevention in our community. 

Civic Saturday Sessions

Saturday, August 26, 2023
12:00PM–1:30PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Place

Jury Duty is an important and crucial  civic engagement duty. But instead of thinking of it as a “duty” consider it an opportunity to be involved with the functioning of your community.  Come join the discussion with a representative from the State’s Attorney’s Office as well as from the Office of People’s Defender. Both of these agencies play a role in the judicial system.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 1, 4:00PM–7:00PM

 

Masjid Ul Haqq, Inc Recreation Center
514 Wilson St @ Division St

 

Join No Boundaries Coalition for National Night Out! Activities include dancing, games & basketball. Food will be provided.

16th Annual No Boundaries Block Party

Saturday, June 10, 12:00PM–4:00PM

 

1505 Eutaw Place

 

On Saturday, June 10th, No Boundaries Coalition and Jubilee Arts Baltimore will be hosting our 16th Annual Boundary Block Party. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of good music, good food, and fun activities for all ages. This year, we will celebrate by paying tribute to hip hop.

Civic Saturday Sessions

Saturday, May 27, 12:00PM–2:00PM

 

Masjid ul Haqq, Inc. Recreation Center
514 Wilson Street @ Division Street

 

It’s Almost Summer, Time to Increase the Peace. Come sign the peace pledge, hear youth poets slam on the microphone and hoop it up in a neighborhood v. neighborhood pickup basketball game!

 

For ages 13 to 24

Civic Saturday Sessions

Saturday, April 22, 12:00PM–1:30PM

 

Baltimore Unity Hall
1505 Eutaw Pl Baltimore, MD 21217

 

Crossing a Red Line: A Walking Tour on the Architectural and Historical Significance of Two Culturally Different Communities

Civic Saturday Session: Your Power and the Press

Saturday, March 25 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Working with the media to get your stories and viewpoints covered
Tom Hall, host of WYPR’s Midday
Lisa Snowden, Editor, Baltimore Beat
Michael Cross-Barnet, Former Op Ed Page Editor, Baltimore Sun

Fresh at the Avenue’s 7th Anniversary

February 23 & 25, 2023

Fresh at the Avenue, a program of The No Boundaries Coalition, is hosting its Sip & Sauté fundraiser in celebration of 7 years of fresh food access in Sandtown. The interactive cooking class takes places Thursday, February 23 and will feature an interactive cooking demonstration, followed by dinner. Proceeds from this event will support Fresh at the Avenue, a weekly community-powered produce market as well as No Boundaries Coalition’s general operations.

On Saturday, February 25th, 12pm – 4pm. join us for our 7th Anniversary Party, featuring an afternoon of family fun and free cupcakes while they last. A Kale Cook-Off will also be taking place, starting at 3:15pm. Community chefs will compete to make the best kale dish. Ingredients will come from Fresh at the Avenue inventory.

Sip & Saute

Thursday, February 23
6:00PM–9:00PM

• Interactive cooking demonstration
• Followed by dinner
• Limited availability

Anniversary Party

Saturday, February 25
12:00PM–5:00PM

Music, games & children’s activities
Cooking demonstrations, 12pm to 3pm
Kale Cook-Off, 3:15pm to 3:45pm

Volunteer

Saturday, February 25, 2023
9:00am to 5:00pm

We are looking for volunteers for set-up, dish-washers and greeters throughout the day. Once you register to volunteer, we will reach out about your preferred task.

Civic Saturday Sessions: Networking 101

Saturday, February 18, 2022

Civic Saturdays returns.  Join us once again for one of our signature programs, Civic Saturdays which provides  an opportunity for members of our community to engage with their neighbors, support network, and those who have influence or seek to have influence in our communities. Civic Saturdays will occur the third Saturday of each month.

2022 Annual Gala: Denim & Diamonds: Dancing into our Destiny

Saturday, November 5, 2022

7:00–11:00pm

Baltimore Unity Hall

Join No Boundaries Coalition on Saturday, November 5th for Diamonds & Denim: Dancing into our Destiny, an evening of food, drinks, and plenty of dancing. This annual fundraiser will support our advocacy and empowerment of Central West Baltimore.

Live Music & Silent Auction alongside guided line dancing, and other joyous activities.

Wear your favorite casual glam attire. Prizes for the most glamorous and creative Denim + Diamond outfits.

You don’t want to miss this one of a kind experience.

15th Annual Boundary Block Party

Saturday, June 18, 2022

12:00 pm–4:00 pm

1501 Eutaw Place

Join No Boundaries Coalition and Jubilee Arts Baltimore on June 18th for the 15th Annual Boundary Block Party! Enjoy good music, activities and fresh produce from Fresh at the Avenue! Shop with vendors and register on-site for meal tickets to support & enjoy local food trucks. Port Discovery is joining the line-up to provide an amazing experience for the kids and our headliners will be John Tyler & Wifty Bangura! Don’t miss it! Want to get involved? Sign up below to be a part of our volunteer team! For more information call us at 410-858-3787.

Civic Saturday: Reentry Resource Fair

Saturday, April 23, 2022

10:00AM–2:00PM

Join The Flowers Whiting Initiative as we host fellow Reentry and Social Justice organizations in disseminating valuable resources and information to those who are in transition from the criminal justice system back into society or have otherwise suffered the indirect effects of mass incarceration.Youth are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Derrick Whiting at (443) 390-9947 or [email protected]

6th Annual Youth Issues Assembly

Saturday, April 16, 2022

11:00AM

Join the No Boundaries Youth Organizers as we come together to raise awareness about the main issues affecting youth in our community. Our goals are to gather our peers and challenge local elected officials and community leaders to advocate for Youth Issues.

Fresh at the Avenue’s 6th Anniversary

February 1–26, 2022

Fresh at the Avenue, a program of The No Boundaries Coalition, is hosting its 3rd Sip & Sauté fundraiser in celebration of 6 years of fresh food access in Sandtown. The interactive cooking class will feature an interactive cooking demo by phenom Chef Heather Smith, owner of Blacksmiths. Wine pairings will accompany the entree and dessert courses. Proceeds from this event will support Fresh at the Avenue, a weekly community-powered produce market as well as No Boundaries Coalition’s general operations.

Anniversary Sale

February 1–6

Stop by Fresh and receive 50% off your purchase.

Sip & Saute

February 19
6:00PM–9:00PM

• Virtual cooking class
• Four-course meal with wine pairing
• $75 per couple
• Limited availability

Anniversary Party

February 26
12:00PM–4:00PM

• Free cupcakes while they last
• COVID-19 vaccines available

Cooking Demos

February 26
1:00PM–3:00PM

Taste testing available at the market. Follow along online via Facebook & Instagram Live.

2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway & Resource Fair

Sunday, November 21, 2021

12:00–4:00PM

Participatory Budgeting Information Session for Youth

May 24, 2021

4:30PM

Featuring Baltimore City Department of Finance

14th Annual Boundary Block Party

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Join No Boundaries Coalition and Jubilee Arts Baltimore on May 22nd for the 14th Annual Boundary Block Party! Enjoy good music, activities and fresh produce from the Fresh at the Avenue! Shop with vendors and pre-register for food tickets (limited supply available) to support & enjoy local food trucks. Celebrate and remember the lives of our family and loved ones who passed away last year in a community memorial. Submit a picture to the link below to honor your loved one and stop by our office to a FREE art kit (while supplies last) to design your own memorial flag!

All staff and youth participant’s temperature will be taken at the door and are required to wear a face mask. They will also complete a mini Covid-19 related health questionnaire upon arrival. Only program participants will be admitted into the building. Parents/Guardians are welcome to enter the building as the participant signs in. Lunch will be provided.

Vaccination Clinic

Saturday, May 22, 2021

10:00AM-2:00PM

New Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1354 N. Carey St., Baltimore, MD 21217 (Church Lot)

During the 14th Annual Boundary Block Party, join No Boundaries Coalition and our partners for a community vaccination clinic! The clinic will take place a brief walk from the main event and the follow up date for your second dose is already set. Join us on May 22nd and again on June 19th from 10:00AM until 2:00PM. We are all in this together!

NbYo Professional Photoshoot

Saturday, May 1, 2021

12:00PM–3:00PM

Location: No Boundaries Coalition Office, 1808 Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217

As a part of our Professional Development programming NbYo will be hosting Professional Photoshoot Day for youth ages 13-20. Youth are encouraged to wear a semi-professional outfit.

All staff and youth participant’s temperature will be taken at the door and are required to wear a face mask. They will also complete a mini Covid-19 related health questionnaire upon arrival. Only program participants will be admitted into the building. Parents/Guardians are welcome to enter the building as the participant signs in. Lunch will be provided.

Community Clean-Up Day

Saturday, April 24
9:00AM–1:00PM

2140 McCulloh Street Baltimore, MD 21217 

Calling all community residents and partners for a day of neighborhood beautification. Earn volunteer experience and community service hours.
This is a public event and participants will practice social distancing. Face masks and gloves will be provided and required for all volunteers.
For more information call 410-523-1350 — Azalee Fisher, Director of Community Resources.

Attendance Bus Tour

Tuesday, April 13
2:00–5:00PM

No Boundaries Youth Organizers Presents Attendance Bus Tour!

Bring your questions! We’ve got answers!

Learn More About:

  • Schools Reopening
  • Getting enrolled or re-enrolled into school
  • Technology Support
  • Healthy Snacks & Lunch for youth

Pennsylvania Avenue Market

1700 Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217

5th Annual Youth Issues Assembly

March 4, 2021

6:30–8:30PM

At the Youth Issues Assembly we will come together to create a game plan to fight some of the issues that us as youth face in Baltimore City. We will be holding a huge house meeting where everyone’s voice will be heard because each voice is valued. We are coming together in hopes to make the city a brighter place that provides the basic needs of each young person in Baltimore, Maryland. When the House Meeting starts we will follow a detailed agenda to get the most out of our time. Information gathered from youth will be used to hold ourselves and our elected officials accountable. We hope that all young leaders will join us in making a change.

VIP Book Club Meeting w/ Author D. Watkins

February 18, 2021

7:00–9:00PM

Bring your questions for D. Watkins about his book, We Speak For Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America.

2020 Virtual Gala — Experience Baltimore

Thank you all for your generosity and your support of No Boundaries Coalition and Baltimore’s Small Businesses!

First Time Voters Day!

Saturday, October 31 — First time voters gathered to vote at Oriole Park!

Candidate Forum for City Council

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — 21217 partners joined together for a Party on the Porch to highlight Community Unity and promote safe streets.

Candidate Forum for City Council

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — No Boundaries Coalition hosted all registered candidates for City Council from Districts 7, 9 & 11 for a public community forum. The event was moderated by the distinguished Rev. Dr. Al C. Hathaway, Sr. Candidates were questioned directly by 21217 residents and members of the No Boundaries Coalition.

Fresh at the Avenue 4th Anniversary & Live Cooking Competition

Saturday, February 29, 2020 — Fresh at the Avenue, a social enterprise of No Boundaries Coalition, hosted a live cooking competition and tasting in celebration of its 4th Anniversary at the Avenue Market. The competition tested each contestant’s ability to prepare a raw and cooked kale dish using ingredients available from Fresh, augmented where necessary. Each participant was allowed one secret ingredient and an optional sous chef to win the competition. 

Congratulations to the winners of our Kale Cook-Off!

Best Cooked Kale:
Team: Diva Yogi, lead by Michelle Stafford of the Bmore Yoga Community and Sous Chef Eula McDowell

Best Live/Raw Kale:
Team: Boom Boom, lead by Brandin Bowden of The Institute for Integrative Health and Sous Chef Nicola Norman

People’s Choice:
Team: Diva Yogi, lead by Michelle Stafford of the Bmore Yoga Community and Sous Chef Eula McDowell

Thank you to everyone who attended our anniversary and special thanks to all of our participants including: Peter VanBuren, Mia Loving, Oriah Loving-Smith, Chepri Smith, & Sheva Smith.

2019 Annual Gala: A Royal Unmasking

On November 9, 2019, No Boundaries Coalition hosted its annual fundraiser. “A Royal Unmasking: No Boundaries Coalition 2020 and Beyond” took place at the Historic Westminster Hall in Baltimore, MD. The fundraiser is held annually to continue support for the advocacy work of the No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore.

2018 Annual Gala

On November 3, 2018, the No Boundaries Coalition hosted its annual fundraiser at the Historic Westminster Hall, in Baltimore, MD. Last year’s theme was “Our History, Our Hope.” The fundraiser is held annually to continue support for the advocacy work of the No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore. 

12th Annual Boundary Block Party

On June 1, 2019, No Boundaries Coalition and Jubilee Arts Baltimore hosted the 12th Annual Boundary Block Party, which brought residents together in central west Baltimore across boundaries of race and class and neighborhoods to celebrate the strengths of the community.

 

The next block party will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020.

News

No Boundaries Coalition, Inc. is one of the leading community-led organizations in the Baltimore City. Celebrate the great accomplishments and activism efforts recognized within and beyond our community.

PAX CHRISTI AWARD

“It is an honor that the work … is being recognised by the world as a continued beacon of hope in a city overwhelmed with adversity,” said No Boundaries’ chief executive officer Ray Kelly. No Boundaries to receive Pax Christi award at ceremony to be held on the evening of September 15, 2018.

COTF

Comment period for COTF ended August 10, 2018. Read the comments from the No Boundaries Coalition.

MEDIA REQUESTS

For media inquiries, contact our office by email or by phone (410) 800-2452.