Leaving the Parks & People Foundation is not something that President and Chief Executive Officer Jackie Carrera ever saw herself doing. For her, the job — leading an organization that helps to improve the quality of life in Baltimore's neighborhoods — has been the culmination of a career that began when she discovered her social conscience while taking an ethics class as a finance major at what is now Loyola University Maryland.
The class was debating homelessness.
"I said, 'What's there to debate?' "
Some classmates said people should pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
"I found myself becoming increasingly angry," said...