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Child First Authority

Child First Authority

3904 Hickory Avenue, Suite 200
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-367-8520
Contact: Porsche Johnson, Director of Community Schools

Function of Organization/Site

In 1996 Child First Authority (CFA) was established by BUILD, Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, following a citywide listening campaign.  The campaign called for safe, productive learning environments for children in the out of school time hours.  Child First is currently the community school non-profit partner and out of school time provider at eight community schools and the out of school time provider at three additional schools.

Child First has a well-established reputation for quality youth development programs and a track record for organizing parents to advocate for systems change.  Child First wants its programs and strategies to advance the following results:

SOURCE volunteers will have the opportunity to work at either of the following Child First Authority Community Schools:

Involvement Opportunities

Volunteer Training

Background Checks will be free and required through Baltimore City Public Schools.Orientation will be provided.


Dr.Bernard Harris Elementary School 1400 N.Caroline St is 1 miles from JHSPH

Bus:City Link Gold or CityLink Lime

City Springs Elementary School (100 S. Caroline St.) is 0.9 miles from JHSPH.
Bus: CityLink Blue or CityLink Orange to 100 S. Caroline St