Happy Holiday season of warmer weather, April showers and the budding of spring flowers. Most importantly April is also known for being National Stress Awareness Month. As your Councilman I believe in working with the community, being hands-on, solving problems and showing outstanding service to District 13 so you won’t have to be concerned about certain things. I know firsthand how important it is for us to find ways to exercise more, eat healthy, prioritize deep sleep, learn new skills that excites us, and most importantly to laugh more. These are all things that will help us stress less and live longer.
With that being said, we had a busy April in District 13. Let’s get to it.
McElderry Park Neighborhood Playbook
McElderry Park is a revitalizing neighborhood in East Baltimore that features two
community gardens and easy access to Patterson Park. On April 13, 2023 I, along with my staff, attended the newly created “Pro-Peace East Coalition (Everyone Aligned for Safety and Transformation), which was design to bring community leaders and stake holders together to tackle the ongoing trauma in East Baltimore.
The meeting was held at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church where, Gary Dittman is Pastor and leader of Pro-Peace. Councilman Glover.
Challenge 2 Change opens new building on East Monument Street to help youth
In April Terry Williams (Uncle T) cut the ribbon to his organization's new location on East Monument Street, where the mission is to prepare young people for life, keep them out of trouble and put them on track for success.
I was honored to be a part of this grand opening and more excited that District 13 is the home of Challenge 2 Change. The work that Uncle T, his wife Pastor Marcia and staff is doing in our community is the work that is needed every day to change the trajectory of young people in our city.
The new location offers a place for youth to learn things like conflict resolution, gun prevention and financial literacy. The center has a computer lab and dance studio along with murals and affirmations sprinkled throughout the building.
“It is essential we stay relentless in creating alternatives for our youth that will lead them in a constructive and positive way of living,” said Uncle T. “We have provided jobs and expanded our program to include game rooms, a dance studio, culinary arts, financial literacy, a computer lab, media for filming and a creative arts room – all to help our youth, their families and community.”
Mayor Brandon M. Scott Spring Cleanup and Day of Service
Many of you know my background as a former employee at DPW. I’ve always been committed to making our city and district clean. This month my staff and I participated in the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup and Day of Service. We rolled up our sleeves and went to work, visiting 6 locations throughout District 13, cleaning up and decluttering the walkways, alleyways, curbsides and median strips.
We started our day 9am sharp in the Belair- Edison Community, and worked our way to 4x4, Berea, Fort Worthington, Broadway East, Milton- Montford and McElderry Park.
Keeping our neighbor clean has always been a top priority to me, which is why my office will host our very own District 13 Step Up 2 Clean Up event starting May 20th. We are asking for community participation as we continue to make our district vibrant and clean. If your organization is interested in participating please contact us for more details.
Housing Stabilization Clinics
In the newly reopened Collington Square Recreation Center, The Broadway East Community Association, CDC, Care Community Association for the SOS fund hosted a series
of housing stabilization clinics. The services included help with estate planning, eviction assistance, foreclosure, tax credits, tax sale, tangled titles, water bills and more.
This amazing event was on Saturday April 15, 2023.
District 13 Step Up To Clean Up:
Starting June 3rd our office will be holding our community clean ups on Saturdays from 9am-1pm. If your community association would like to participate, please call our office to RSVP at 410-396-4829. Community support is needed.
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