National Visionary Leadership Project (Program creator and Kellogg Foundation grantee) – Since 2001, NVLP has worked to develop the next generation of leaders by recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of extraordinary African-American elders—Visionaries—who have transcended barriers, shaped American history, and influenced the world through the rich African-American tradition of social change. Maya Angelou, Dorothy Height, Wyatt Walker and more are included in the archive of 300+ video interviews, housed at the U.S. Library of Congress and on the NVLP website at

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Racial Equity Division - Promoting racial healing and addressing racial inequity, with the goal of supporting children, families and communities in creating and strengthening the conditions in which vulnerable children succeed and ensuring all children in America have an equitable and promising future

Reginald F. Lewis Museum - Collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future.

Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education and the CIUE (Center for Innovation and Urban Education) - Developing highly effective and ethical educational leaders and change agents who share our convictions about, as well as our commitment to, bringing about social justice by improving education for all children, especially those who suffer most from an inadequate system.

Urban Teacher Center - Urban Teacher Center believes that schools need a guarantee—that before teachers are certified, they are evaluated for quality instruction and student achievement gains. UTC’s innovative model ensures that districts only get teachers who have demonstrated effectiveness in the classroom.

Teach for America (Hopkins Branch) - Teach for America is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public schools across the country.

Baltimore City Teaching Residency - Preparing great teachers who make a lifetime of difference for disadvantaged students.