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Civic Accelerator

From: Baltimore's 8-month Civic Accelerator utilizes immersive and educational volunteering to infuse life-changing purpose into young people's lives. These young Difference Makers explore the power of community and pathways into Baltimore's social impact sector and beyond.

Shortcut - Youth Civic Engagement Acceler

"Baltimore is the best place
in the world, to change the world."

- Fagan Harris,
Founder of Baltimore Corps

Next Cohort and Trip Location TBD
Difference Makers (DM's) are the young social impact leaders of our future. In the past, Difference Makers have traveled to New Orleans & Houma, Louisiana for a week followed by 3-weeks of full-time programming and skills-development back in Baltimore.

  • all expenses paid service-learning trip to New Orleans, LA

  • Cash living stipend - amount TBD

  • Cash graduation award upon program completion - amount TBD

  • all travel, food, and other program-related expenses covered

  • exposure to s new city & Baltimore's social impact sectors

  • 1-on-1 mentoring provided

  • 200-hours of volunteering & skills-development

  • other stipended, paid, & career opportunities


  • Resident of Baltimore City and/or alumni of Baltimore City High School

  • COVID-19 vaccination including booster OR willing to get it by May 20th, 2022

  • Pass background check (no violent or assault charges)

  • Government Issued Photo ID to use to check-in at airport (ex. MD State ID, Drivers License, etc)

  • Preference is given to Black & Brown applicants living in Baltimore City

  • Ability to participate in all programming - schedule below

We welcome immigrant applicants and will assist in overcoming barriers around documentation and finances for chosen DM's in relation to participating in the program. If there are any other barriers to participating, please email


Are you 
our next 

Difference Maker?

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