Druid Heights Community Development Corporation
2140 McCulloh Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Executive Director: Kelly Little
Program Director: C. Lynette Lundy
The Quantum Opportunities Program serves youth at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in Historic West Baltimore This geographic area is one of Baltimore’s premier historical African-American neighborhoods. It has been home to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, musician Cab Calloway and Lillie Mae Carroll Jackson, a founder of the Civil Rights movement and pioneer of non-violent resistance in the 1930s. Since the 1960s, the area has seen significant economic and structural decline, but through programs like Quantum and the associated Argus job training program, there is hope for a rebirth of this area.
During the early months of Quantum, the associates are working on the 20 principles in The Success Principles for Teens by Canfield and Healy. They are also developing leadership skills by helping write proposals for grants from Pepsico and DoSomething.org. If the grants are received, they will be used to support a project to help local residents understand the problem of childhood obesity.