At My Brother’s Keeper, we are driven by the desire to make our community a better place for ourselves and for our neighbors. We honor the lives of those who grew up in our neighborhood years ago and we hope to improve the quality of life for those are currently residing in Irvington and the generations to come. Let’s discuss the importance of community outreach and advocacy in Baltimore.
What is Community Outreach and Advocacy?
Community outreach is a centralized effort to provide services (social services, meal services, etc) to the less fortunate people in your community who have limited or no access to said services. Being an advocate for your community means that you are not afraid to ask your neighbors for help in supporting your community outreach efforts.
How MBK Contributes to Community Outreach
Community outreach and advocacy is important because it has the power to truly change and save lives for the betterment of society, one neighborhood at a time. In addition to providing hot meal programs and social services, we have sponsored outreach events that included a gun turn-in, scholarship program, and more. These outreach events help to make our community a better place by encouraging and empowering education while making a conscious stand against violence.
How MBK Advocates for Change in our Community
We have joined forces with organizations such as the Irvington Community Association (ICA) and From Under the Light Into the Light Committee to craft plans that will benefit the residents and businesses around the Irvington community. We actively promote these plans to the Baltimore City Council and have been known to advocate for various grassroots programs so that more voices can be heard.
Most recently, we made our facility available to the US Census Bureau. This was an imperative step, as it allows us to ensure that area residents are accounted for and that our community receives its fair share of public dollars. These funds are a vital necessity in terms of improving the quality of life for our region and in support of our efforts as a neighborhood caregiver.
Ready to Bring Your Community Together? Talk to My Brother’s Keeper About Helping
To learn more about how to engage your community in volunteering or fundraising, please email our director Danise Jones-Dorsey at email@example.com. To learn more about how to help, or to find out more about our services including hot meal programs, employment assistance, health services and identifying possible emergency shelter, call MBK today at 410-644-3194. You can also follow our official MBK page on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook, to stay up to date on our center’s progress and upcoming events in the community.