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Intersection of Change

About the Organization

Intersection of Change is a community based nonprofit in Baltimore, MD founded in 1996 to serve Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester and Upton communities. These and the surrounding communities have struggled for many years with major issues related to poverty and Newborn has responded with a mission to preserve and enrich life in these communities by providing services that enable residents to meet their material, social, and spiritual needs.

Presently, Intersection of Change strives for the revitalization of the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Pennsylvania Ave; through renovations, murals, creation of green space, and special events.

Involvement Opportunities

Volunteers are regularly needed to work with Martha’s Place, Jubilee Arts Program, and Strength to Love II.  There are ongoing and one-time opportunities with each program.

Jubilee Arts is a comprehensive program that uses art as a catalyst for social change, as a tool for empowerment, and an alternative to the dangers of drugs and violence in the community. Jubilee Arts has opportunities for volunteers:

  • Teachers
  • Teacher’s Aid
  • Weekly Art Table Volunteers
  • Administrative Support Volunteers

Volunteer with the Jubilee Arts Program.

Martha's Place is a recovery program for women overcoming substance abuse and homelessness that helps women achieve sobriety while maintaining a job and housing. Martha’s Place has opportunities for volunteers:

  • House Managers
  • Office Support Volunteers
  • Garden Maintenance Volunteers
  • Meal Preparers (Wednesday Meal Events)
  • Facilitators of Group Discussion (Wednesday Meal Events)

Strength to Love II is a program that operates an urban farm, provides workforce development called Thrive (for young adults ages 18-24), and services citizens returning to the community from incarceration. The farm entails 14 greenhouses totaling 1.5 acres, addresses community food apartheid issues, and offers employment to community residents. Strength to Love II Farm has opportunities for volunteers:

  • Individual help on the farm
  • Group help on the farm



P.O. Box 12764

Intersection of Change can be accessed via public transportation. On the Subway/Metro: Upton Station is one block from the site.