Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Sandtown residents by restoring, replenishing and renovating Sandtown.

We will achieve our mission by:

  • Creating living wage employments opportunities (jobs)
  • Developing and incubating Sandtown businesses
  • Reducing the impact comorbidities through prevention and health education
  • Developing a robust wall between Sandtown residents the criminal justice system
  • Decreasing recidivism rates of Sandtown residents
  • Creating, developing, affordable housing
  • Supporting Sandtown educational institutions with resources to maintain Sandtown students at 85% school ready achievement.

 

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Creating Living Wage Employment Opportunities

Developing and creating affordable housing

Developing and incubating Sandtown businesses

Reducing the impact of comorbidities through prevention and health education.

Developing a robust wall between Sandtown residents the criminal justice system

Supporting Sandtown educational institutions with resources to maintain Sandtown students at 85% school ready achievement level.

Decreasing recidivism rates of Sandtown residents

Our Board Of Directors

Board Chairman

Sr. Pastor First Mt Calvary Baptist Church

Dr Dewitt received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University, and holds Masters and Doctor of Arts Degree in Theology and Biblical Counseling from Freelandia Bible College and Seminary. He is currently the Sr. Pastor of First Mount Calvary Baptist
Church.  Dr. DeWitt is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Maryland Baptist Home of the Aging, 

Vice President

Sr, Pastor Saint Peter Clavers Catholic Church

Rev. Ray P. Bomberger: is a member of the community of  priests, the Josephites, dedicated to St. Joseph. He is currently the pastor of St. Peter Claver and St. Pius V Church in Baltimore. Rev. Bomberger has served as pastor in Houston and Beaumont, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana, Previous to that he was on the seminary staff at St. Joseph Seminary in D.C. He was born and raised in Stowe, Vermont.

Vice President

Sr. Co-Pastor New Born Holistic Ministries

Elder C.W. Harris, is the Senior Pastor of Newborn Community of Faith Church.  Elder Harris is life-long resident of the Sandtown-Winchester community. He is the founder of Martha’s Place, Strength to Love 2, Jubilee Arts and the IOC “Intersection of Change”.

Treasurer

Associate Pastor First Mount Calvary

Current Board Chair for the Men of Sandtown and board member of Florence S Bush Angel Foundation.  Dr. Stokes is a graduate of Baltimore City College, he received his Bachelor of Science at Fayetteville University and Masters and of Theology and Doctor of Theology at Andersonville Theological Seminary.

Board Secretary

Sr. Co-Pastor New Born Holistic Ministries

Rev. Amelia Harris is currently the CoSr. Pastor at New Born Community of Faith Ministries in Baltimore she is a cofounder of Marthas Place, Jubilee Arts, Intersection of Change. Rev. Harris is the former Principal (Retired) of New Song Community School.

Lively Community Church

Currently the President of “Change-N-Youth.” Ms. Ricks is active with community youth throughout the city.  

Board Communications Officer

Rev. William D. Hemby is the Current Vice Chair of the Faith Based Commission for Behavioral Health – Baltimore.  He is the former CEO/President of Advanced Construction, Inc. He has a long history in home construction, purchasing real estate, and managing affordable housing properties.  Ordained as a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church In America (PCA) at New Song Community Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated with a BA from The School of Communication at American University, Wash. DC.  Rev. Hemby earned his BA in Biblical studies from the Arlington Bible College.

Senior Pastor

Church of Deliverance

Coming Soon

Our History Sandtown is located within West Baltimore. According to the 2010 census, a total of 15,518 persons reside in the Sandown area. Ninety-Eight-point five percent (98.5%) of that population is African American, of which 45% are men and 55% are women. The residents of Sandtown suffer from a plethora of socio-economic disparities; 87% of the children are from single-parent households, the median household income is $24,578 ($17,445 below the Baltimore City median income), with an unemployment rate of 21% (7% higher than the City's rate), 50% of families live in poverty (21% higher than the City's rate). Sandtown also has significant environmental disparities. There are 7.4 liquor stores per 10,000 residents (there are 3.8 liquor stores per 10,000 Baltimore City residents), there are 40 tobacco stores per 10,000 (there are 21 tobacco stores per 10,000 Baltimore City residents). There were 760 rat complaints per 10,000 residents (409 rat complaints per 10,000 Baltimore City residents). Sandtown also suffers from academic disparities in truancy, reading proficiency, readiness, and other educational benchmarks.