VISION: Our greatest and most persistent challenges have been caused by people — they can and will be solved by people.
All over the world, we can see things getting better—freedoms being protected, opportunities being sown, loves being defended, dreams of better futures being bravely preserved. We also bear witness to extraordinary individuals doing the hard work, everyday, to make it so. We know that progress is won, as it has always been, by the countless, tireless, unnamed champions who persist in the face of enormous obstacles and monumental cynicism. Their vocations, their movements, their sweat, their unbending sense of justice, are more than our reason to hope. They form the foundation of our playbook as we look to mount the next step in that winding, never-ending staircase of Progress: to create a future for Baltimore—and cities everywhere—that is more equitable, just, healthy, and as full of potential as the people who live here.