It is the goal of the Central Baltimore Partnership to engage with everyone who wishes to partner with us in galvanizing the renaissance of Central Baltimore.  And we count most, if not all, of Central Baltimore’s neighborhood organizations, nonprofit agencies, community development corporations, major property owners, universities and foundations active in one of our neighborhoods as our Partners. But we’re always looking for new Partners. And you don’t have to be one of the types of aforementioned organizations. If you are interested in the renaissance of Central Baltimore, we are happy to have you aboard. Large or small, public, or private, if your organization’s work falls within our boundaries, we would be delighted to partner with you. So please contact us. Being headquartered in Central Baltimore is not a prerequisite. We also work with organizations that address the city as a whole, including the government of Baltimore City. We have had strong working relationships with every administration since we began in 2006. Specifically, Baltimore Mayors, in multiple administrations have committed city administration officials and key agencies to partner with the Central Baltimore Partnership.

For a complete list of partners, go to the bottom of the page.

We have more than 100 Partners

They include everyone from...

Small Businesses

To some of the biggest non-profits in Maryland

to state and local government

and everything in between

from community associations to radio stations

They have one thing in common

The desire to make Central Baltimore a better place

They create delicious meals

Build bright new buildings

Renovate Landmarks

Advocate for change

Hold arts festivals

Transform public spaces

Paint beautiful murals

and create the renaissance of Central Baltimore

Steering Comittee

The Central Baltimore Partnership Steering Committee is composed of a cross section of Central Baltimore. Its members represent neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, businesses, Baltimore City agencies, healthcare facilities/providers, and Central Baltimore universities. The Steering Committee serves as the Board of Directors for the organization and works to ensure the collective vision for Central Baltimore is carried out. 


Neil Didriksen, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Chair

Michael Pokorny, Reinvestment Fund, Treasurer

Sheri Parks, Maryland Institute College of Art, Secretary


Tim Armbruster

Jamyla Bennu, Oyin Handmade and Exittheapple Artspace

Amy Bonitz, MCB Real Estate

Charlie Duff, Jubilee Baltimore

Linda Johnson, Greater Greenmount Community Association

David Lapides, Charles North Community Association

Fred Lazarus

Lucas Carlson, Medstar Health

Andrew Northrup, Abell Improvement Association

Salem Reiner, Cap Ex Advisory Group

Chris Ryer, Baltimore City Department of Planning

Victoria Schultz, University of Baltimore

Lauren Kelly-Washington, Greenmount West Community Association

Kristina Williams, Charles Village Community Benefits District

Alicia Wilson, Johns Hopkins University

Thomas Totten, Duane, Morris LLP (Pro bono legal advisor)


We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of our work extend to the entire community, especially our most underserved residents. To make this happen, we engage the community using everything from surveys, to public meetings, to social media, to task forces. Then we collaborate with our Partners to act on shared priorities.


We are governed by a Steering Committee reflecting the diversity of our Partners and area. Our work is guide by two action plans created with broad community participation.— the 2012 Homewood Community Partners Initiative: Call to Action (commissioned by Johns Hopkins University), and the 2017 Front & Center: A 5-Year Equity Plan for Central Baltimore.


Our work includes: increasing access to health care, creating COVID-19 response initiatives, aid for community centers and youth service providers, transforming blight into community green spaces, helping local businesses improve buildings, and coordinating community participation in major projects, such as Penn Station redevelopment.

Central Baltimore Partnership Partners List