TouchPoint Baltimore opens at Mondawmin Mall

Posted at 6:47 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 18:47:33-05

A unique collaboration hopes to change the lives of people and make a big impact on the community.

BGE and Whiting-Turner along with nonprofit and community partners announced the grand opening of TouchPoint Baltimore at Mondawmin Mall Friday.

The space houses the collaborative efforts of four Baltimore nonprofits: Thread, Baltimore Corps, Center for Urban Families and Invested Impact.

Devin Morton started with Thread in 9th grade and attributes his success to the program.

"Growing up in the city, in the inner city, sometimes stepping outside your front door you have a different perception on life," said Morton. "You see things that look tempting and you might want to indulge, but being in the program has also show me that there's a different way of living and being a productive member of society."

Services at TouchPoint include mentoring, tutoring, workforce development, life skills support, leadership development and entrepreneurial support.

"We just want the citizens of West Baltimore to know there's a place for you to go when you think there's no hope and you don't have any options," said BGE CEO Calvin Bulter. 
TouchPoint's mission is to "nurture collaborations across all of Baltimore by developing personal connections to ensure everyone is lifted up."
For more information about the program, visit TouchPoint's website

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