Tiny Houses Can Bring Big Changes for Youths, Low-Income Homeowners

Quentin Harper, an AmeriCorps volunteer for Civic Works, stepped inside a handsome wooden structure tucked in a back corner of the Maryland Home & Garden Show last week at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. “This is our tiny home. Two hundred and 20 square feet,” Harper said with pride. “Pretty much all of the materials used… Read More

Behind The Scenes With Maryland Lawmakers Local Jewish legislators talk about what’s it like to live hybrid lives

In late April, Shelly Hettleman met with 10 individuals in an Owings Mills living room to talk with them about how they could become more involved in the political process. Hettleman, 52, a Democrat in the House of Delegates who represents Baltimore County’s District 11, offered a simple message to the group. “I told them… Read More

You Should Know… Jenny Katz

Jenny Katz, 29, is a Charm City transplant. She spent the first decade of her life in Gezer, a kibbutz in Israel, before her family moved just outside Princeton, N.J. After a brief stint at Skidmore College and year off (including a semester at Hebrew University, where she interned with the giraffes at the Biblical… Read More

You Should Know … Craig Solomon

Craig Solomon, 40, is a Baltimore businessman with a penchant for philanthropy. Outside his career working in financial systems consulting, Solomon started B-More Engaged, “a young professional’s group that helps eager volunteers find a variety of ways to volunteer in the Baltimore community,” according to the group’s Facebook page. Solomon grew up in Gaithersburg, Md.,… Read More