Here's What's Been Happening at Humanim this Spring

News . Events . Impact



City Seeds & School of Food Open at the Baltimore Food Hub

Humanim's culinary social enterprises City Seeds and School of Food officially opened at their new home at the Baltimore Food Hub in March! Spearheading the first facility at the Hub, City Seeds and School of Food will help drive culinary economic development in East Baltimore through catering, food production, and food business/job training for local food entrepreneurs and community members with barriers to employment. The brand new facility features offices, a production kitchen, and a state of the art, fully equipped 8,500 square foot teaching kitchen and event space. In addition to event space rental with in-house catering and new corporate and public culinary classes, the CS and SOF facility will provide kitchen space to emerging food and beverage entrepreneurs through its new Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program. Read more about the grand opening here .

Healthy Transitions Awarded Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Employee Team of the Year Award

We are proud to share that our mental health youth services program Healthy Transitions has received the Audrey Robbins Humanitarian - Employee Team of the Year award from the Association of Community Services of Howard County. Humanim's Healthy Transitions program serves youth ages 16-25 struggling with serious mental health challenges. To date, we have helped 103 youth in Howard County successfully transition into adulthood through this program. Watch the heart warming ACS award video (above).

Congrats to our Administrative Training Graduates

Our April 2018 graduating class of Administrative Assistants consisted of 12 women who showed tenacity, perseverance, and heart. We had students who faced many challenges while attending the training. One struggled with homelessness, yet she completed the training with perfect attendance. Another worked through mental and emotional abuse, and still maintained a smile every day she attended class. We are extremely proud of our graduates and look forward to following them in their future administrative careers. Humanim’s Administrative career training program is offered in partnership with Baltimore Integration Partnership, CCBC, UMB, UMMC, Towson, Morgan, Notre Dame, University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, JHHS, JHU and Mercy Hospital. Participants are provided soft skills and professional development training, and graduates receive two nationally-recognized certifications – Microsoft Specialist Office Specialist certification and the Professional Administrative Certificate of Excellence. At completion, participants are placed into entry-level administrative positions at partnering anchor institutions. Learn more about our administrative training program here.

A New Canvas for Baltimore: Humanim Takes Innovative Approach to Rebuilding Baltimore City

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has partnered with Maryland's Project C.O.R.E. and Humanim social enterprise Details Deconstruction to remove blight and create jobs in Baltimore City. From the DHCD press release:  "Deconstruction differs from demolition in that homes are taken apart by hand, piece by piece. In addition, each worksite entails the employment of 10 or more workers, many more than the usual demolition site. [Details Director] Jeff Carroll described Humanim’s partnership with the department as a “game-changer.” “This particular venture…is really transformative in the opportunity to create a highway for individuals who have been released back into the workforce. DHCD sees the value of the social impact, and those funds have been the catalyst for expanding this effort…It goes beyond just taking down buildings.”  Continue reading at our blog.


Join us for Children's Mental Health Week!

Humanim's Youth Services has a special line-up of mental health events for Children's Mental Health Week, from Suicide Prevention to Estate Planning for Special Needs and Mental Health First Aid. All events are free & open to the public!  Learn More...

Innovation Through Social Enterprise

Read how our social enterprise School of Food is helping build a local food ecosystem in Baltimore through its business training program for food and beverage entrepreneurs in their latest Impact Report. Read more...

WE STEP Program Helps Homewood Center Students Transition to Adult Life

Humanim’s STEP program is proud to partner with the Howard County Public School System’s Homewood Center and the Y in Central Maryland, Dancel Family Center to provide work training programs that help students transition from high school to adult life. Read more...

Watch the BMW Foundation's Video Highlight on Humanim Social Enterprise

“They reclaim brick, they reclaim wood, and they ultimately reclaim the struggling city of Baltimore. Watch this video about the amazing work Humanim is doing on the ground.” Watch Now...

Humanim Day Services Coordinator Named Volunteer of the Year

Congrats to Humanim's Developmental Disabilities Day Services Coordinator, Jeff Tsuruoka, who received the Howard County Volunteer of the Year award from Athletes Serving Athletes.  Read More...

Corporate Team Building with Social Impact

School of Food is proud to offer corporate culinary team building classes for socially minded organizations! All culinary classes support SOF's mission of providing culinary job development and training for small business owners & community members with barriers to employment.  Learn More...


Meet Kavita

Kavita is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), a Google Lime Scholar and a Microsoft Research Fellow. Kavita first learned about Humanim from her physical therapist in 2006, and shortly thereafter applied to participate in Humanim’s Individual Support Services program.

Humanim's ISS program assisted Kavita in pursuing her education and employment goals, while providing the necessary support for her to complete her PhD. Kavita has stated that “Humanim helped me focus on my goals, instead of my limitations.”

As a professional researcher with a physical disability, Kavita’s research focuses on giving back to those in the developmental disabilities community. Her work involves the development of robotic systems to provide assistance and increase independence for people with disabilities. Humanim is extremely proud of Kavita and her accomplishments! You can read a feature on her accomplishments in the Baltimore Sun.


Join Team Humanim at the Baltimore Running Festival

Help us raise funds for human purpose and human impact this year by joining Team Humanim at the Baltimore Running Festival! BRF is one of the largest running events in the Mid-Atlantic, drawing over 20,000 participants and 245,000 spectators each year.

Your sponsorship, donation or participation will help us continue to build pathways to economic opportunity, equity and independence for our community members.

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