Here are 10 change-makers who are working to improve the Baltimore area with their courage, innovative thinking and leadership:
36, founder of COR Health Institute, martial arts instructor
After years going in and out of jail and using drugs and alcohol, the East Baltimore resident decided to transform his life with martial arts.
“I needed the self-discipline, and I needed a tool to help me grow, professionally as well as physically,” said Bahar. He also co-founded the now-defunct 300 Men March in Baltimore, launched to stop violence. It was all a part of a promise he made to the city “to do whatever's necessary to bring the violence...