The Center for Urban Families

Founded in 1999, CFUF provides parenting and workforce development to low-income fathers. The organization helps fathers reconnect with their families, find employment, resolve child support issues, overcome addiction, and learn parenting skills

Get Involved: To volunteer, e-mail dtorain@cfuf.org, or call 410-367-5691 or go to cfuf.org

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

NFTE's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities, and to plan for successful futures. NFTE Baltimore offers class visits from local businesswomen and businessmen, to allow students to connect their classroom learning to the real world.

Get Involved: To volunteer, e-mail Michael McPhatter, michaelm@nfte.com, or call 410-630-1305 or go to nfte.org

Maryland Hunger Solutions

MDHS was established to fight hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in Maryland. The program aims to eliminate obstacles to federal nutrition programs, educate the public about the reality of hunger in Maryland, and improve policy to end hunger, reduce poverty, and promote nutrition.

Get Involved: Visit mdhungersolutions.org

Living Classrooms

Living Classrooms promotes learning by doing, inspiring young people to achieve their full potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as "living classrooms." The program has its own charter school.

Get Involved: For volunteer opportunities, visit livingclassrooms.org

Baltimore Community Foundation

BCF is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore. The organization's grants, initiatives, and advocacy are focused on education and neighborhoods, with an underlying focus on race, equity, and inclusion informing everything it does.

Get Involved: To give, go to bcf.org

Baltimore Station

Baltimore Station is an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program supporting veterans and others who are transition through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self sufficiency. Volunteers are needed with expertise in fundraising, marketing and communications, facilities management, and resident services, among other areas.

Get Involved: e-mail or call Al Phillips at aphillips@baltimorestation.org or 410-752-4454, ext. 101, or go to baltimorestation.org

Fund for Educational Excellence

The Fund for Educational Excellence works to improve student achievement in Baltimore City Public Schools by providing support and resources for many of the district's most important reform intiatives.

Get Involved: For more information, go to ffee.org