Families play a unique role building a brighter future for Baltimore. The city needs families to thrive, and DBFA makes sure families have the resources they need to thrive when they choose city living. We link families together to build strong social ties, and leverage these bonds of friendship and community to push for changes that make Baltimore a better city for everyone.
HOW WE EMPOWER FAMILIES Fueled by the belief that communities flourish when families thrive, DBFA empowers families to access quality educational opportunities and vibrant cultural experiences, advocates for excellent public resources, and connects communities throughout Baltimore. We work with elected officials, business leaders, and grassroots community activists to represent the voices of our 3,000+ member families on issues that matter the most to parents and children who choose to call Baltimore home. Our core advocacy issues include working to ensure public education resources are top quality to meet the needs of our children, protecting sustainable transit options and working to increase accessibility of public transit options, and partnering with community stakeholders to create safe, tight-knit neighborhoods.
HOW WE CONNECT COMMUNITIES In addition to our advocacy efforts, DBFA connects community members to one another, fostering friendships and support networks for Baltimore families to thrive. Navigating the complex decisions that come with parenting confident, intellectually curious, and compassionate children can be daunting. Choosing the right school, finding the right childcare provider, and cultivating meaningful friendships for your children are amongst the most important ways we can set our little ones up for future success; DBFA hosts events, workshops, and seminars that connect families to resources for making choices that support education goals, activities for quality family time, and lasting friendships.
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