Our Mission:


DewMore's mission is to use art as a tool to increase civic engagement in marginalized communities throughout Greater Baltimore.

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Our Work

DewMore Baltimore is a community-based-organization dedicated to using art and community organizing as tools to increase community engagement in the greater Baltimore Community. We exist to address apathy in marginalized communities. We are supported by community members, educators, artists and people like you who believe in the power of community and the importance of youth voice.

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Our Philosophy

The key to increasing civic engagement is ensuring people understand the relationship between community and individuals and consciously accept their role and responsibility in the relationship.

How we do it

  • Partner with professional researchers to research the impact of art and community engagement on individuals and communities

  • Build working relationships with community-based organizations, and citywide institutions

  • Building meaningful relationships with people by door to door, living room to living room, corner to corner community organizing

  • Recruit volunteers and volunteers and more volunteers

  • Provide workshops, training, and programmatic support for community based organizations and institutions in the areas of community organizing, youth leadership development, project management, and community engagement

  • Use publishing as a tool to increase resident voice and inform public policies

  • Through the implementation of youth leadership programs that have proven track records of increasing student involvement in schools and community over the long-term

  • Implementing out of school literary arts programs for youth to support their emotional, social, and cognitive development


Get Involved

The first step to being a DewMore volunteer is to be an audience member at one of our youth poetry events. Our community of young performers need good audiences so they can develop their craft and hone their message. Many people go from audience member to more active volunteering like serving as board member or on a committee, being a judge or timekeeper at a poetry event, or hosting a house party and recruiting their friends and family.


Attend an event

Check our calendar for upcoming events, workshops and other festivities.

Volunteer opportunities

Join our growing staff of amazing supporters who help empower our youth and make this work possible

Make a Donation

Your contributions help support the ongoing work, development and impact of DewMore.