I am the new kid on the block; however, I am very much looking forward to contributing to the overall vision of the DRC. I grew up in the community of Turner Station, so when the idea of creating a mentoring group for girls came to mind Turner Station was the first community that I wanted to support.
In addition to steering IBIM Girls, I provide support to PHILANTHROPIK, a non-profit organization in Baltimore City which partners with organizations such as the Baltimore Chapter of the NAACP, The Greater Baltimore Urban League, Maryland Art Place, the Ronald McDonald House and the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Office to support a number of community efforts in and around the City.
My favorite place in Dundalk is the Fleming Center. I have so many fond memories of playing little league baseball on the beautifully manicured diamonds, spending early mornings on the pier watching the sun rise while waiting to catch a Maryland blue crab, and most of all watching the summer league basketball games at night under the lights.
The DRC is on a mission to preserve a community for the residents of Dundalk to be proud of. One that includes thriving small businesses, vibrant and well maintained parks for families to enjoy, all while creating opportunities for residents to own a piece of it all by becoming homeowners. Becoming part of an organization that proposes to grow and develop a community without replacing its small town charm is something that I am definitely looking for to!