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Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Richard served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate in 2015 at Strong City Baltimore. He is now serving a full-year term at Strong City Baltimore, and is partnering with the Family League of Baltimore City’s My Brother’s Keeper program. Strong City Baltimore builds and strengthens neighborhoods and people. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, Richard is helping to adapt the MBK program to meet the specific needs and goals of Baltimore City. He is building a network of community members, grassroots organizations, volunteers and donors to support the infrastructure of MBK Baltimore. In addition, as part of a broader AmeriCorps VISTA initiative in Baltimore, Richard is working with 16 other AmeriCorps VISTA members to improve collaboration among workforce and youth-service providers in the city. Following his AmeriCorps VISTA term, Richard plans to use his AmeriCorps Education Award to study Human Services and continuing work with youth