Unique Fabrics started as a program to provide free meals and books to families in the McElderry Park neighborhood in East Baltimore. As we built relationships in the community we began to explore ways that we can serve the neighbors better. One of the parents expressed an interest in learning how to sew, and that led us on the journey we continue to this day.
While the program started as a sewing program for Women and Girls it has expanded to offer a wide range of workforce development, life skills, and entrepreneurship programs serving young people all across the city. One of the cornerstones of our program is our annual youth summer employment program in partnership with Baltimore City YouthWorks
What People Say
I have seen so much growth in the young people who have participated in these programs.G. Forte
After going through the Youth Voices Matter Summer Program, I was able to get a job right away.Youth Voices Matter, Youth Participant.
These programs are changing peoples lives