Who We Are
The Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation, Inc., also known as “The Door,” is a non-profit organization that has been serving as an “Umbrella of Hope” in Baltimore City for over 35 years. During this time, The Door has served local communities in East Baltimore through direct service, capacity-building and resource development. Its programs support the organizational mission of rebuilding communities, empowering families and transforming lives. Learn more
CBS National News – The Door Helps Its Community Navigate Uncertain Times
CBS National News featured The Door’s food and resource distribution program. This segment does a wonderful job of telling the story of its pantry participants and the challenges The Door and other organizations like us face in trying to meet the needs of the community during inflationary pressures and waning pandemic funding and support. Learn more
Heros Against Hunger Award Ceremony
September is Hunger Action Month. The Door was awarded with the Outstanding Partner Award (Baltimore City) from the Maryland Food Bank. This partnership has been extremely instrumental in providing food, personal and household items to the residents of Baltimore City during the pandemic.
The Guardian News – US Cities are Suffocating in the Heat. Now They Want Retribution.
The Guardian news interviews The Door as a Baltimore City sanctioned Resiliency Hub and discusses the extreme heat that has a significant impact on urban areas and low-income residents. Learn more
The Door is Designated as One of Baltimore City’s “Resiliency Hub”
The term “resiliency hub” is relatively new, but the basic concept, of course, is not. Community leaders have long been running trusted spaces that serve residents in a variety of ways through churches and community centers. Baltimore City’s Resiliency Hubs partner with government agencies and other local stakeholders to collect and distribute real-time information needed to make community decisions, serve as a staging place for first responders, serve as an emergency center for residents (providing food, water, and shelter), and strengthen overall community readiness among other things. Learn more
The Door, Bea Gaddy and the United Way Partner for Neighborhood Safety and Beautification
The Door has completed its cafe exterior lighting project in the 200 and 400 block of N. Chester. This lighting serves as a multi-purpose initiative. It (1) increases the level of safety (2) beautifies the community and (3) increases neighborhood pride. It also allows residents to feel more comforatable traveling through the community at night. Learn more
The Door’s partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolian Baltimore
The Door will be partnering with the Boys & Girls Cub of Metropolitan Baltimore to provide increased programming for the youth in the East Baltimore area. This programming will focus on academic success, health & life-skills; and character & leadership. Programs will be delivered by trained, paid, youth-development professionals. Learn more
The Door’s Community Pantry
The Door distirbutes resourses such as food, hand sanitizer, paper goods, masks, etc. to the community every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm (while supplies last). Learn more
Baltimore City’s Health Department Updates
For reference, updates, and information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/covax.
The Health Department is providing updates regularly over social media and the covid website. It may be helpful to follow these pages:
https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/covid-19-vaccine-information Learn More