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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.

Deadline to Apply: April 25th, 2022

Application link below

Shortcut - Youth Civic Engagement Acceler

Are you 
our next 

Difference Maker?

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

- Fagan Harris,
Founder of Baltimore Corps

We are looking for 10 Difference Makers to join our 2022 June Cohort.
Difference Makers (DM's) are the young social impact leaders of our future. This June, our young adult DM's  (18-22 years old) will travel to New Orleans for a week of volunteering & exploring, followed by 3-weeks of full-time programming and skills-development back in Baltimore.

After June, DM's will be provided with 1-on-1 mentoring for 4 hours per month and given pathways into the social impact sector. 

Next year, we will have a 15-year-old cohort of Baltimore City High School sophomores.

Learn more about our 2022 June Cohort below - application deadline 4/25:

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

  • $3,200 living stipend

  • $800 graduation award upon program completion

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

  • exposure to New Orlean's & Baltimore's social impact sectors

  • 1-on-1 mentoring provided

  • 200-hours of volunteering & skills-development

  • other stipended, paid, & career opportunities


  • 18 to 22 years old as of June 1, 2022

  • 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


Over the 8-month accelerator program, from May to December, DM's will spend 200-hours volunteering and in skills-development programming. A $3,200 stipend and $800 graduation award will be given to all DM's who complete the accelerator program.

    April (4/25)

  • Monday 4/25                                           
    Application Deadline

     May​ (5/21)

  • Saturday, 5/21 from 10-4pm                                           
    Orientation  (originally schedule 5/7 but it's moved to 5/21)

   June (6/3-7/1)

  • Friday, 6/3 to Saturday, 6/11
    Service-Learning Trip to New Orleans, LA ✈️


  • Monday, 6/13 to Friday, 6/17
    Programming in Baltimore - Reflection & Vision Exercises


  • Monday, 6/20 to Saturday, 6/25
    Programming in
    Baltimore - Volunteering & Professional Development

  • Monday, 6/27 to Friday, 7/1
    Programming in
    Baltimore - Volunteering & Professional Development

   July - November (flexible)

  • Flexible
    2x Mentoring Sessions per Month; approximately 4-hours total per month

   December (12/7)

  • Wednesday, 12/7 from 6-9pm
    Graduation Dinner

Deadline to Apply: April 25th, 2022

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