"You have to know what sparks the light in you, so that you-in your own way, can illuminate the world."
faith and food
Part Scripture-based bible study, part African heritage food demonstration and tasting, the Baltimore Food and Faith Project is a course hosted by Johns Hopkins Medicine's Office of Community Health. This initiative helps faith communities educate their congregants on healthier eating habits within a Christian framework. This program utilizes curricula written by Darriel Harris of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, and Oldways African Heritage & Health Program.
A Taste of African Heritage is a six-week cooking class series which brings the African Heritage Diet Pyramid to life; showing people how to eat and cook healthfully, traditionally, and enjoyably through hands-on experience. With lesson plans that simultaneously teach history, nutrition, and cooking techniques, the program introduces participants to the rich cultural history of African heritage foods while providing them the tools they need to adopt this traditional way of eating for better health in modern day life.
sisters-in-law mentoring program
Located on the East-side of Baltimore, Sisters-In-Law, Incorporated is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit community organization where young girls ages 9 and above are inspired to reach their maximum potential by setting goals, making positive decisions, increasing academic achievement and by becoming responsible young ladies in an ever-changing society. This program is organized by retired women from various Law Enforcement Agencies who in the spirit of sisterhood, are committed to increasing their community involvement by empowering young girls and ladies through mentoring, motivation and building self-esteem within their communities. Sisters-In-Law mentors will work with mentees to develop life skills such as buying and cooking healthy food, etiquette and conflict resolution, career exploration and study skills.
hiking with team stay active
This initiative began as a small group of friends looking for ways to increase our physical activity levels while enjoying the great-outdoors. While out on our hikes, we began to notice that although we saw many diverse groups of hikers and families on the trails, we did not see many people who looked like us. We even got some quizzical looks and interesting comments like "Are you all here together?"
Our group started to become larger as we began inviting more and more friends and family members to join us. We believe that Black Health Matters! We are redefining the stereotype that black people don't work-out and don't enjoy nature. Interested in joining our hikes? Check out our Facebook Group.