Our Mission

To invest in promising teens from Maryland’s 7th congressional district and prepare them to serve as open-minded leaders with the skills, community ties, and global exposure critical to success in a diverse society. Our efforts are infused with the spirit of bridge-building exemplified by the longstanding relationship between the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and the Baltimore Jewish community.

Our Vision

A world guided by ambassadors of cross-cultural relations who demand high expectations of themselves and are committed to working for a better tomorrow.

Our Values

We value….

  • Inspiring young people to find and use their voice as leaders.
  • Instilling respect for people of different backgrounds and thoughts.
  • Honoring the legacy of Elijah E. Cummings.
  • Developing leaders to build bridges between diverse communities.

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