#14 Mental Health Support Health & Wellness
Mental health impacts everyone. Depression, addiction, physical and emotional trauma, violence, and PTSD are just a few of the factors that impact the mental health of tens of thousands of Baltimore residents.
#15 Intentional Investing Housing
While there are investors who are committed to working with the community and not perpetuating systemic inequality, they don't have sufficient resources, networks, and knowledge to develop equity without displacing current residents.
There has been a lack of consistent upkeep of Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) buildings in recent years. Students don't feel valued when they have to learn in old, poorly-maintained buildings, and structures that lack necessary amenities (such as adequate heat and air conditioning) not only inhibit student learning, but can be hazardous to students' health.
#3 Infrastructure/Environment - Safety Education
Students feel unsafe when they come to school, because their safety is threatened by a variety of issues in their schools and in their communities (including violence and drug abuse).
Teachers and administrators are underpaid and under-supported, especially in underfunded schools, inhibiting their ability to serve their students fully.