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No Boundaries Coalition, OSI-Baltimore launch campaign to create a new narrative around gun violence in Baltimore

Tuesday, June 24, 2021

With support from Open Society Institute-Baltimore, No Boundaries Coalition will conduct a listening campaign targeting 21217 residents and community stakeholders to help create a new narrative around gun violence in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE – In order to address gun violence, we must change the narrative around why gun violence occurs and how gun violence ultimately impacts the communities that fall victim to it. The “Creating a New Narrative” campaign has three phases toward the goal of creating a community-centered narrative around gun violence.

  • During phase one, No Boundaries enlisted ten residents from the 21217 area who, working with consultant Ganesha Martin over several months of meetings, produced an in-depth 29-question survey that will help to identify the current narrative around gun violence in Baltimore.
  • Phase two, launching now, includes the collection of at least 500 surveys from Baltimore residents. Each completed survey will be entered into a weekly raffle for a chance to win $250. To enter the raffle, residents will complete the “Creating a New Narrative” Survey and create an Instagram or Facebook post with a photo or short video and a caption that encourages others to complete the survey. Tag @noboundaries21217 and @21217Blockcaptains on Instagram or No Boundaries Coalition on Facebook.

Winners will be announced on Instagram and Facebook every Friday from June 19th to August 13th:

Instagram: NoBoundaries21217

Facebook: No Boundaries Coalition

Website: noboundariescoalition.com

Phone: 410-800-2452

  • During Phase three, No Boundaries, OSI Baltimore, and community partners will host a series of community conversations where candidates, current elected officials, and residents identify new narratives around gun violence in Baltimore City.

Community members are welcome to join the work group meetings for this campaign, held virtually via zoom every third Tuesday at 6pm. The next two meetings will be July 20th and August 17th.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

6:00–8:00PM

Our regular monthly meeting right from your home! Last month we celebrated our all of our graduates! We are so proud of them and if you missed that meeting you really missed out! This month we will be celebrating our volunteers. None of the work we do would be possible without the volunteers who support us in the background.

Travel & Study Event

NbYo is Headed to New Orleans! Donate NOW to provide a travel abroad opportunity for a NbYo student this summer with the African Diaspora Alliance!

This opportunity will allow students to develop critical thinking skills that will raise questions about their environment, addresses important issues in their community, and lean the historical facts that help them contextualize their present day realities.

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

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.