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January 17, 2016 – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration — Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2009 — he asked Americans to honor the slain civil rights leader by volunteering in their communities.
December 17, 2015 – The 6th Branch focuses its efforts in the East Baltimore communities of Oliver, Darley Park and Johnston Square. Landymore, who joined the group in 2011, said the organization works to turn vacant lots into playgrounds, parks, gardens and operational urban farms.
October 20, 2015 – Rich Moore used to be in the Marines, and is now an Army Clinical Psychologist. Rich was a founding board member for VAP and also a co-founder of The 6th Branch, an organization near and dear to my heart from my time in Baltimore.
September 24, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating in a number of service projects as part of the Governor’s Day to Serve. Among the Baltimore contribution is a concerted effort by Jewish Volunteer Connection, including activities that range from a month-long food drive at the Park Heights JCC to a neighborhood beautification project in partnership with the 6th Branch, a community service nonprofit for veterans.
September 4, 2015 – The Baltimore 1st Service Platoon deployed to Baltimore City Urban Farm this past weekend to help prepare them for the fall harvest.
August 28, 2015 – Eschewing the normal touristy activities associated with traveling, nearly 50 volunteers from the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion chose to give their time helping clean up what one local resident termed a long-time “eyesore.”
August 28, 2015 – The American Legion is holding its 97th annual convention in Balimore. More than 10,000 veterans are here for the weekend, and Friday dozens spent the day in east Baltimore clearing out debris and building something for the whole community to enjoy. The American Legion also got together with members of The 6th Branch, which is a local veterans organization that does community projects every Friday.
August 3, 2015 – There’s a group of local veterans known as, who contribute a range of initiatives including an urban farm down the block from Come Home Baltimore’s office, which a few neighbors cited as their favorite part of Oliver.
May 14, 2015 – Volunteers worked outdoors with the 6th Branch to clean up and maintain lots in a Baltimore neighborhood.
May 12, 2015 – In this week’s Tillman Tuesday we catch up with scholar Rich (Blake) Moore from our first class of Tillman Scholars. A proud Marine and Army veterans as well as recent newlywed, Rich calls Baltimore home.
April 22, 2015 – Rich Moore is a former Marine and is currently a Clinical Psychologist in the United States Army. Rich is also the Co-founder and Executive Board Co-Chairman of The 6th Branch.
February 19, 2015 – Meet the Daily Point of Light-winning 6th Branch. Read the story of the veterans behind the group and nominate a person or organization you know as a Point of Light.
January 26, 2015 – In celebration, recognition and honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees teamed up for a day of service with three community service organizations across Baltimore. BGE employee volunteers and members of the employee resource group, Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA), Baltimore Chapter, participated in “A Day ON,” with local nonprofits Art with a Heart, The Loading Dock and The Sixth Branch.
September 11, 2014 – In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, nearly 200 volunteers teamed up with the veteran-led nonprofit organization, The 6th Branch, for a day of service in the Johnston Square neighborhood of Baltimore City.
July 30, 2014 – Residents say they’ve rolled up their sleeves to fix the long-neglected east Baltimore park – city says it’s helping, denies foot-dragging.
June 11, 2014 – For the past three years this nonprofit organization of veterans has found ways to, as it puts it, tackle community service with the “same intensity, urgency, and efficiency of a combat operation.”
March 16, 2014 – Over spring break, groups of UB law students help improve the quality of life for Baltimore residents, especially those in the neighborhoods around UB.
February 5, 2014 – My goal with the leadership column is to create a bridge between the up and coming cultural creatives and entrepreneurs driving the Baltimore Renaissance and established leaders who have made an impact in the world. We have much to learn from each other.
January 25, 2014 – This morning, Dave Landymore accepted the “Champions of Courage” Award on behalf The 6th Branch, marking the first time in 27 years that the award has been presented to an entire organization.
January 23, 2014 – A farm stand, a playground and a stronger community grow in Oliver—with help from a group of military veterans called The 6th Branch.
September 11, 2013 – In east Baltimore, a group of corporate volunteers marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a day of service by cleaning up the city’s Oliver neighborhood.
January 21, 2013 – Veteran-led organization sponsors cleanup
January 2013 – Graduate student and military veteran Rich Blake’s The 6th Branch organization aims to revitalize a struggling Baltimore neighborhood.
April 21, 2012 – If you looked around Saturday, it seemed as if a lot of people were getting yardwork done before the rain.
March 5, 2012 – This 27-minute Emmy Award-winning Pentagon Channel documentary tells the story of OpOliver’s beginning and some of the leaders behind it. We worked closely with their producers to provide a real, raw look at the work being done in the neighborhood.
February 23, 2012 – Midday is WYPR’s daily public affairs program heard from noon-2pm, Monday-Friday.
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