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NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

March Membership Meeting

March 9, 2021

6:00–8:00PM

This month, join us and Councilman John Bullock as we discuss city planning and how the community gives input into our city plan.

Block Captains Boot Camp 2021

March 17, 2021 @ 6:00PM

March 20, 2021 @ 10:00AM

No Boundaries Coalition’s Block Captains Boot Camp is a series of workshops designed to offers professional and life skills to those interested in community organizing, public policy, political advocacy, and other social work. Participants will explore topics and local/state legislative processes, structural racism, relationships with systems of power, and how communities can be organized to push back.

Participants will need to earn 20 hours of community service volunteer hours in order to successfully complete the Block Captains Boot Camp. Participants will graduate with a certificate for completing required workshops, training, and service hours. A participation based stipend will be available.

Admission is rolling. Classes will be offered Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am from March through April. Call 410-800-2452 or email civics@noboundariescoalition.com if you have any questions!

RECURRING EVENTS

Membership Meetings

St. Peter Claver Church (1526 N Fremont St), 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 Community Yoga — Temporarily Cancelled due to COVID

Every Saturday 10:00am–11:00am. Located at the Avenue Engagement Center.

The class is free to the community!

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.

Civic Culture Committee — Each Saturday during the month of March 2020 at 11:30am at the Avenue Engagement Center. Join No Boundaries as we go into our community to inform our neighbors about voting and the census process. The community will have opportunities to register to vote, meet candidates and get educated on the voting and census process.

PAST EVENTS

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.