As the umbrella organization for the communities of Northeast Baltimore, HARBEL endeavors to provide support through a variety of efforts. Listed below are the current projects in which HARBEL is assisting the Northeast community.

Delegate McCray Awards MD State Delegate Scholarships

All Delegates to the Maryland General Assembly have the opportunity to award scholarships to young adults who are pursuing higher education. Delegate Cory McCray of the 45th District awards scholarships to young persons who complete an application and participate in an interview process with community leaders. You must live in the 45th district, which you can check by putting your address in at The application can be downloaded at Please call Delegate McCrays office at 410-841-3486 for questions and additional information. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2016.

In May and June we at HARBEL solicited applicants to this process via email, list serves, and social media.

On June 20th, the candidates were interviewed by community leaders, and I was fortunate to be invited by Delegate McCray to be one of the interviewers.

Please follow this link to a short video posted by Delegate McCray that describes the process and includes an interview with me describing my experience:

Get S.M.A.R.T.

According to the center for Disease Control (2011) Maryland had an estimated 1,783 new HIV diagnoses in 2011, the 7th highest number of cases for any state. The majority of new cases new cases are highest in the Baltimore-Towson metropolitan area . New diagnoses of HIV are typically younger adults.Young people are an at risk group because they remain uninformed about HIV/AIDS and the proper ways in which to protect themselves- and also often engage in risky behaviors (drug/alcohol use, and/or unprotected sex). Morgan University and HARBEL Prevention and recovery Center are involved in a partnership called Get S.M.A.R.T. (Students/Society Mobilized and Retooled to Transform). This project is a peer led prevention/intervention program designed to prevent and reduce substance abuse and the transmission of HIV/AIDS among emerging adults by providing them with prevention education and tools to make more informed health decisions. This project is currently recruiting peer leaders between the ages of 16-and 24 - it's an opportunity to become informed, help others, and earn up to $200. Download flyer, information, and application.

Belair Road Revitalization Project

The Belair Road revitalization strategy is a joint intiative between several organizations dedicated to strengthening the neighborhoods and communities of the Belair Road corridor. Get the details.

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Baltimore City D.O.T. Belair Road Streetscape

View Proposed Concepts of Belair Road presented at meeting on Monday, March 10th.

View the Baltimore City Department of Transportation's initial presentation concerning the upcoming Belair Road Streetscape (preliminary plan developed for community comment.)

View the reconfiguration of the intersection of Frankford and Corse Avenues (preliminary plan developed for community comment.) Email all questions, comments to Jeffrey Fleming, Liaison for the 2nd City Council District, or call 443-984-4095. Belair Road Market Analysis Study Presentation Download Presentation given at HARBEL on November 18, 2013