There’s a Better Baltimore in the Works …Civic Works.
Civic Works strengthens Baltimore’s communities through education, skills development, and community service. Our key program areas include community improvement, workforce development, education, and green programs.
Civic Works AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor students, create community parks and gardens, help homeowners conserve energy, grow food for low-income residents, rehabilitate abandoned houses, involve families in Baltimore City schools, make homes safer for older adults, and recruit volunteers. Civic Works also trains Baltimore residents for employment in the healthcare and green job industries.
Since 1993, Civic Works has:
- Converted 190 vacant lots into community gardens and green spaces
- Rehabilitated 55 houses, repaired 253 houses, and weatherized 275 houses for low and moderate income families
- Made energy efficiency improvements in more than 4,000 households resulting in projected savings of more than $3 million in utility costs
- Tutored and mentored 33,809 students
- Provided service opportunities for 2,650 AmeriCorps members
- Recruited 32,544 volunteers
- Assisted 157 participants in earning a GED
- Placed 510 participants in healthcare and green jobs
- Grown more than 15,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce for sale to local communities
- Planted 25,477 trees
Click here for a more detailed list of Civic Works’ accomplishments.