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Arcadia Improvement Association

http://www.arcadia-baltimore.org

The church is located in the Arcadia neighborhood and is a member of the Association. Ray of Hope is an active member of the Association. It meets bi-monthly at the church on the 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm. Dan McCarthy is the current President. The mailing address is P.O. Box 24515, Baltimore, MD 21214.

 

Art Adopts a Child

http://artadopts.weebly.com/

Art Adopts a Child is a community action project that seeks to raise awareness for adoption and improve the lives of youth who are aging out of the foster care system. The idea of using art and empowerment workshops will encourage youth to realize their potential so they can lead full, productive lives. Children enter the foster care system through no fault of their own, and they need relationships with people who passionately believe in them.

 

Baltimore City Elections Board

http://www.baltimorecity.gov/Government/BoardsandCommissions/ElectionsBoard.aspx

Ray of Hope is recognized as an official Polling Place. The church is located in the 27th Ward.

 

Baltimore City Government

http://www.baltimorecity.gov

The Baltimore City Government has used Ray of Hope as a site for various informational meetings to the community on construction plans for the Harford Road Bridge, as well as the Argonne Drive Bridge. Ray of Hope has worked in conjunction with the Health Department, Vector Control Division providing information on eradicating rodents in the community. The church has also worked with several departments of the City, such as Transportation, Planning and Public Works.

 

College Goal Maryland

http://CollegeGoalSundayMD.org

Ray of Hope has partnered with College Goal Maryland to serve as a host site to assist college bound students with financial aid preparation.

  

HARBEL

http://www.harbel.org

Umbrella for neighborhood associations, churches, school PTAs, and businesses in the northeast corridor of Baltimore City and County located at 5807 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214. The purpose of HARBEL is to unite organizations and groups in order to provide a vehicle in which to define and solve problems common to the community. Naomi Benyowitz is the Executive Director. Ray of Hope has a member on the Board of Directors.

 

Herring Run Watershed Association

http://www.herringrun.org

This organization has made watershed restoration and environmental education and advocacy its mission since 1993. Ray of Hope has provided services in the use of our Fellowship Hall for some of their meetings.

 

Live Baltimore

http://www.LiveBaltimore.com

An organization focused on Baltimore City living. They market Baltimore City as a great place to live. Their goal is to grow the city's population so they provide a lot of education and marketing outreach to the public so they'll know the fact about city living.

 

Morgan State University

http://www.morgan.edu/

 

Spears/Votta and Associates

http://www.spearsvotta.com

A consulting engineering firm that specializes in the evaluation and design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and telecommunications systems for commercial, institutional, industrial, multi-family residential and retirement community building projects. This organization made a donation to Ray of Hope in 2009 to assist us in providing dinners to needy families for Christmas. Spears/Votta is located at 7526 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234.

 

U.S. Census Bureau

http://www.census.gov

Ray of Hope served as a host church for the 2010 Census Bureau testing and training program.

 

VITA

(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

http://www.vita-volunteers.org/index.htm

Seasonal income tax preparation services are offered by Ray of Hope members who have been trained and certified through the VITA program.