It's Hometown Hero time again at the Baltimore Homecoming project. Baltimore Homecoming is ramping up our Homecoming Hero Awards, designed to recognize Baltimore City community leaders who have shown exceptional dedication and success in transforming out city for the better. They are seeking Baltimoreans who have done much to advance the fortunes of our city. Previous honoree's have been people who have recognized a problem and leveraged their own resources, skills and contacts to find solutions. Some like Erricka Bridgeford of Baltimore Cease Fire have sought to address violence. See: https://baltimoreceasefire.com/ Others like Clayton Guyton of the Rose Street Community Center have focused on the lack of constructive activities in their neighborhoods. One person, Brittany Young, has been working with kids who ride dirt bikes in our city to teach them about how STEM skills can be applied in their daily lives. See: https://www.b360baltimore.org/ All have created a program that has produced results and can be adapted to other neighborhoods.
The program will award five community leaders $3,000 to further their work and provide them with the opportunity to address a distinguished group of Baltimore alumni at Baltimore Homecoming October 16-18, 2019.
New this year, we have partnered with the Baltimore Sun to drive nominations and promote voting. You may find more information on the program and learn about last year's Homecoming Heroes through this Baltimore Sun Op-Ed. Additionally, you can learn more about the timeline & process and nominate a hero on our Baltimore Sun Nominations Page.
You can nominate your own Baltimore heroes for this year’s awards through The Sun’s website, baltimoresun.com/heroes2019. The deadline is June 30. Baltimore Homecoming will announce 10 finalists in mid-July and will narrow that down to five after a public vote. The winners will be announced at the Baltimore Homecoming on Oct. 14.
Vote early & vote often!!