Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence Award

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 214 vacant lots into community gardens and green spaces
  • Rehabilitated 58 houses, repaired 242 houses, and weatherized 369 houses for low and moderate income families
  • Made energy efficiency improvements in more than 5,783 households resulting in projected savings of more than $3 million in utility costs
  • Tutored and mentored 39,882 students
  • Provided service opportunities for 3,858 AmeriCorps members
  • Engaged 36,958 volunteers in community service projects
  • Assisted 162 participants in earning a GED
  • Placed 548 participants in healthcare and green jobs
  • Grown more than 58,209 pounds of fresh, organic produce for sale to local communities
  • Planted 25,712 trees

Click here for a more detailed list of Civic Works’ accomplishments.

Civic Works AmeriCorps Members in Action!

We asked our AmeriCorps Members to take pictures of their service to Baltimore’s communities, the three winning photographs are below:

BEC-Furley Elementary's Green Team

1st Place – Kelly Sniffen (Baltimore Energy Challenge)

BEC-Educating at its best!

2nd Place – Ross Reinhart (Baltimore Energy Challenge)

AVID-The Pursuit of Happiness

3rd Place – Abigail Paris (AVID)

Click here to read our AmeriCorps stories.