What’s Thread?
Thread engages academically underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. We foster students’ academic advancement and personal growth into self-motivated, resilient, and responsible citizens. In addition, by weaving together students, volunteers, and collaborators into a new social fabric–one that transcends barriers and works to end disconnectedness–Thread is working to interrupt the cycle of poverty, crime, and lack of education to improve the odds for all of Baltimore’s young people.
What’s it like to be on the Thread team?
Our Thread community is hard-working, collaborative, and passionate about building community in Baltimore. We go all in with care, compassion, and empathy. We believe small acts make a big difference. Thread’s home base is located inside of TouchPoint Baltimore, a co-working space at Mondawmin Mall. TouchPoint Baltimore brings together high performing organizations with the goals of creating a workforce pipeline and scaling collective social impact by leveraging the strengths of each organization. The organizations work within a model of collaboration where sharing is paramount—sharing resources, information, access to talent, and access to networks, as well as coordinating day-to-day to be able to provide services across constituencies.
Interested in learning more about Thread?
      • Here is an op-ed about Thread in the New York Times.
      • Here is an animated video that explains the Thread Community Model and what it’s like to be a Thread Volunteer.
    • Here is a link to Thread CEO and Co-Founder Sarah Hemminger’s TedX talk called The Quiet Revolution.

We are hard-working, collaborative, and passionate about Baltimore’s youth. We go all in with care, compassion, and empathy. We believe small acts make a big difference.

Want to help us weave a new social fabric of Baltimore? Apply for a position to join our staff team!

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