St. Francis Neighborhood Center is the oldest neighborhood center providing enrichment in all of Baltimore City! Our mission is committed to ending generational poverty through education, inspiring self-esteem, self-improvement, and strengthening connections to the community.
Our presence has served as a resource and catalyst for improving the lives of those in Reservoir Hill and making Baltimore a better place since 1963. We were founded to serve a growing segment of our community in need of inaccessible services. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers who make our mission possible. Through the years our purpose still remains the same: bring services to those in need.
By utilizing education, art, mentoring and tutoring we work to provide people with the tools they need to advance their lives financially and socially, while fostering positive interpersonal and community connections. This in turn gives people a sense of self-empowerment, which is the principal driving force in creating extraordinary change within individuals and the community. Our programs build self-esteem as well as academic, emotional, interpersonal, social, and community development that works to address complex challenges in an effort to break the cycles of urban poverty. In an average month, we serve over 500 adults, youth, and families.
The Center is active with the over 20 neighborhood coalitions, partnerships, and countless community organizations. The Center has been the only community organization of its kind in Reservoir Hill. The Center delivers wrap-around services, programs, and events to neighborhood's large and diverse community. The Center strives to give people hope for a better tomorrow by providing them with the tools they need for a better today. We are driven by community needs, evolving over our 50+ year history, and we have always held youth, family, and community programs and events. We are growing at a record rate. We encourage you to share in our grassroots efforts of community driven educational programming and become the present and future of our great history to come.
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