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Parks & People president leaving after 21 years

Parks & People president leaving after 21 years

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...