Weather Alert

FROST ADVISORY

A FROST ADVISORY is in effect 2 AM through 8 AM Friday morning for Baltimore City and points north and west.  Lows are expected to be in the low to mid 30s with frost likely.  Be sure tender vegetation is protected.

WEATHER ALERT


Weather Alert Radar

text size

Champions of Courage: Vanessa Williams

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:11 PM EDT
Every February FOX45 highlights special people in Maryland who are making a difference in their community. The Champions of Courage spotlight turns to Vanessa Williams and her summer program, Project Kind, that’s providing hope for hundreds of kids in East Baltimore.

In the heart of East Baltimore sits one of the city’s most prestigious Catholic Schools surrounded by blight, drugs, and poverty.  The Institute of Notre Dame has shaped the lives of many young women since 1847.

School officials have been inspiring the community from within for centuries. Father Joe Muth, Pastor, said “For IND to be in the middle of East Baltimore, where we’re surrounded by so much negativity and we are so proud that we give life and we promote life.”

The students at IND serve as mentors to young girls from four other schools, Cardinal Shehan School, Mother Seton Academy, St. James and John School, and St. Casimir. Students are assigned a big sister who will help to build self-esteem, offer homework help, and a time to laugh.

Project Kind began, by chance, ten years ago as a way for teens to participate in an after-school program.

Behind the scenes of Project kind is a very special woman, a minister at IND, Vanessa Williams. She devotes days, nights, weekends, and holidays to IND. Her passion for community service began at a young age, and is still infectious. Champions of Courage: Vanessa Williams


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

Nominate Your Hometown Hero Here

Please Fill in Your Nominee's information above and Your information below.










Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.
 
Advertise with us!
eblast

Washington Times

Sponsored content