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Congratulations to The Men & Families Center

 Winner of the fourth annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award 2014



The Men and Families Center, Inc. is a family services agency. Their mission is to create safer, more resilient men, women, children and families by supporting them in developing their inner strengths, life skills, parenting skills and networks of resources through holistic approaches that move them towards self-sufficiency and self- empowerment.







Safe Streets East

Winner of the third annual award 2013



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Safe Streets is a community mobilization and outreach program designed to combat shootings and homicides. Safe Streets Baltimore uses a unique, interdisciplinary, public health approach to violence prevention. We maintain that violence is a learned behavior that can be prevented using disease control methods. Using proven public health techniques, the model aims to prevent violence through a three-prong approach;

   1. Identification & detection

   2. Interruption, Intervention, & risk reduction

   3. Changing behavior and norms

Press release available here


Moveable Feast

Winner of the Second Annual award 2012

MoveablefeastlogoMoveable Feast is one of over a dozen established community-university collaborations from across the city nominated for the award. Founded in 1989, Moveable Feast puts nutritious food on the table for people in Maryland with AIDS, breast cancer and other severe illnesses. Moveable Feast was nominated by Hopkins based bike team Fierce Chicks Rock. Fierce Chicks Rock and Moveable Feast have an eight year history of successful collaboration, which has resulted in significant funding for Moveable Feast’s food and nutrition services and a better continuum of care, namely for HIV/AIDS patients transitioning to outpatient care.  

Newborn Holistic Ministries!
Winner of the inaugural Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award 2011

Newborn Holistic MinistriesNewborn Holistic Ministries is one of nearly two dozen established community-university collaborations from across the city nominated for the inaugural Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award. Named in honor of Henrietta Lacks, the $15,000 award recognizes and supports Baltimore community organizations that are collaborating with Johns Hopkins University to improve the health and well-being of the city of Baltimore.

Inaugural Herietta Lacks Memorial Award Winner Honored, October 14 - 20, 2011 issue, The Baltimore Times

An immortal legacy: Hopkins and the community reflect on contributions of Henrietta Lacks at second annual lecture, October 13, Inside Hopkins

Inaugural Henrietta Lacks Memorial Award winner announced Urban Health Institute honors work of Newborn Holistic Ministries, October 10, The JHU Gazette

Newborn Holistic Ministries was founded in 1996 to preserve and enrich life in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester and Upton communities by providing services to enable residents to meet their material, social, and spiritual needs. Newborn has achieved significant revitalization to the 1900 and 2000 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue while also running Martha’s Place, a program for women overcoming drug addiction and homelessness, and Jubilee Arts, a program that offers arts classes and cultural opportunities as alternatives to violence and drugs. Johns Hopkins collaborates with Newborn through student internships and by providing resident physicians who serve clients of Martha’s Place.

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