Last Updated on August 24, 2018

Close to 100 people attended the Sandtown Forum held at Charlestown January 12, 2016. Seven individuals from community organizations in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City presented information.The Forum came about because of the interest and concern of some Charlestown residents who wanted to help the community after the Baltimore unrest. The participant list is offered for your information. Links to articles about the area and a map are at the bottom of the page.

New Song Community Learning Center

New Song Community Learning Center is a non-profit organization, begun in 1991 to address the educational needs in the Sandtown-Winchester Community. It is one component of a larger comprehensive community development initiative. New Song is committed to making a long-term community investment in the lives of neighborhood youth and their families. New Song’s interim director is Amelia Harris.

Jane Johnson, Retired Exec. Director Phone 410-952-1424


Mailing Address:   1530 Presstman St., Baltimore, MD 21217



Habitat for Humanity

Retired Professor of Physics at Towson University, Dr. Wessner started volunteering with the Sandtown-Winchester Habitat for Humanity in 1990. His skills as an accomplished heating/cooling specialist led him to work on some 300 plus refurbished houses in Sandtown, where upon he became “Ductman of Sandtown.” The Habitat vision is “a world in which everyone has a decent, affordable place to live.”

Dr. John Wessner,  Phone: 410-961-4797    Email:

Mailing Address: 3917 Canterbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21218



Intersection for Change (formerly New Born Holistic Ministries)

Elder C. W. Harris is a lifelong resident of Sandtown and an elder of the Newborn Community of Faith Church. At age 65, he continues to be an initiator of new projects and a valued leader in all aspects of Sandtown’s neighborhood.

Elder C. W. Harris  Phone: 410-925-0719  Website:

Email Address:

Mailing address: 1947 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217



No Boundaries Coalition

The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led advocacy organization building a unified and empowered Central West Baltimore across the boundaries of race, class and neighborhood. Currently, NoBoundaries is working to increase police accountability, improve public safety, increase access to healthy food, organize young people and increase voter turnout.

Rebecca Nagle, Coordinator       Phone: 443-722-0929



Ray Kelly, Public Safety Organizer Phone: 443-527-1871


Mailing Address: 1526 N Fremont Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217


Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD)

BUILD is a non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial community power organization that joins people together from institutions across the city, developing relationships to act together on issues that change lives. With a 35 year history of organizing in Baltimore, BUILD identifies and develops leaders within its 45 member institutions to work together to improve housing, create jobs, rebuild schools and neighborhoods, as well as develop strategies and actions that encourage citizens to vote and become engaged around issues that matter to them.

Gwen Brown, Organizer  Phone 443-562-8252  Website:


Cheryl Finney, Project Organizer  Phone 410-608-3302


Mailing Address: 2439 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218


Articles: History of SandtownSandtown Neighborhood Background, A Portrait of Sandtown.

Map: click to enlargesandtown map