Beloved Community Service Corporation2023-03-31T23:01:12+00:00

BCSC’s mission is to provide the tools necessary to bridge the knowledge, economic, educational, digital and political gap that causes many of the social issues that plague Baltimore.

“By standing on the shoulders of our ancestors and enjoying borrowed blessing we now, humbly, have the opportunity to give back and pay it forward at the same time.”

-Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Jr., Executive Director

News and Press

Thurgood Marshall’s old school in Baltimore to become national park site

In just three months, a historic building that has sat vacant in west Baltimore's Upton neighborhood will begin a massive makeover. PS 103 Henry Highland Garnett Community center was a school built in 1877, and at one point was attended by former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. In June 2022, the building will be transformed into an amenity center and national park. It received $1 million in federal funds as part of the fiscal year omnibus [...]

March 31, 2023|

Renovations ongoing at Thurgood Marshall’s former elementary school

Former state senator Michael Mitchell reminisces about his time at Public School 103 in Upton, Thurgood Marshall’s boyhood school. Michael Mitchell stood on the Division Street sidewalk and spoke of how he helped a crew deliver coal from a horse-drawn wagon to his then elementary school. Mitchell, who went on to represent his home neighborhood in the Baltimore City Council starting in 1975 and State Senate, said the school’s antiquated 1877 furnace often failed in the [...]

March 31, 2023|

Dr. Al Hathaway to retire this summer from historic Union Baptist Church

Pastor and community activist Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway will be stepping down as leader of West Baltimore’s Union Baptist Church in August, closing out 14 years of service to the historic institution. At that time, he will hand the reins to an assistant pastor who may advance to lead pastor in the coming years. “To be the 10th pastor of this church has been one of the highest honors of my life,” Hathaway said. “Union Baptist [...]

March 31, 2023|



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