New Song Urban Ministries
New Song is a holistic
approach to neighborhood development known as
"church-based Christian community development
Initiated in 1988, we have grown to a staff of more
than 80, mostly from the neighborhood, administering
numerous programs. While our neighborhood,
Sandtown-Winchester in West Baltimore, encompasses 72
square blocks, our concentration is a 15-block focus
area in the north-central section of the community.
Here we are eliminating all vacant houses and
providing various programs and opportunities which
Many different individuals - black and white, affluent
and poor, urban and suburban - are working closely
together to break down barriers across geography,
race, class and culture and to rebuild the
community, presenting a model that shows incredible
possibilities for hope and change.
While the work of New Song
Sandtown has always been rooted in the
partnership and work of neighborhood residents, New
Song also depends on the partnership of volunteers,
foundations, congregations, corporations, colleges and
universities, civic groups and government entities
including the City of Baltimore and the State of
Maryland. These partnerships challenge us to evaluate
progress, seek creative solutions and build effective
organizations for the transformation of our community.
Any effective community rebuilding effort requires a
broad spectrum of partners. Because New Song has been
blessed with so many gifted and committed partners,
the future of our neighborhood is bright indeed!
Community Church is the basis for all of the
ministries under the New Song Urban Ministries umbrella.
Visit the Church's website.