Locations:  Maryland

Full-time School

Our small full-time school was created in response to the pandemic forcing schools to close. After being open for nearly a year and a half, up until late 2021, we now are offering classes on an as-needed basis. Young children were studying there with our longtime licensed teacher (retired recently from teaching at a nationwide top-20 school district). Key learning focuses: the arts, wellness and mindful learning, learning in nature, strong core academics! It was located in the Baltimore area and maintained strongest safety protocols to enable in-person learning. Please let us know if you are interested in having your family learn with us: info@brightmindenrichment.org .

Our Street Care Homelessness Services

Our Street Care initiative provides support to people struggling with homelessness. Our group provides a Street Care direct outreach program to homeless people in need, having aided people in Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, and beyond. We won a grant for the 2022 year that allows us to do more to help those in need, and to be out on the streets even more. We also help homeless people in Washington, DC.

Community Engagement

This program delivers, groceries and other life essentials to families struggling economically.

Trainings/Workshops

Our expert trainers help educate community members to serve homeless people safely and effectively, along with providing team-building and community-building activities. We regularly train Bright Mind members and other community members in Maryland.

Team Leaders

Martin Brooks

Martin is responsible for Bright Mind board matters, raising funds and cultivating relationships with institutions, and implementing and providing oversight of overall goals of the organization.

Martin has a passion for helping youth and young adults, and for veterans’ issues, having served in the National Guard. He was Dean of Peer Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, where he taught for six years in the field of Peer Education in Human Relations, conducting research and instructing students on how to work together across difference.

He has presented at three national AIDS conferences on effective management skills. He has worked as a social worker with disabled people and was a founding director of the ARCH, a non-profit focused on community, cultural, and diversity education in schools and workplaces. He regularly conducts street outreach and programming to aid victims of sex trafficking, including as a focus of his work as a senior pastor, where he works to bring diverse faith communities and human services organizations together to aid poor and under-served communities. He is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. Since 2008, he has served as a pastor in the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference. He holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, DC) and currently serves as senior pastor at Magothy United Methodist Church in Pasadena, Maryland.

Martin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an Honorable Discharge after serving in the US Army National Guard (Washington, DC). He and his wife have a 3-year-old daughter.

Terrence Calhoun

Terrence oversees Bright Mind finances, promotes Bright Mind to funders, guides grant submissions, and works on fundraising campaigns. He represents Bright Mind to all communities, with particular emphasis on African-American communities.

Terrence is a non-profit professional, as well as a diversity educator. As Conference and Events Manager for HealthHIV, he serves as Project Manager for HealthHIV's annual SYNChronicity conference. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Conferences and Meeting Services (CMS) with the National Minority AIDS Council for over fifteen years. In this work, his responsibilities encompassed logistical planning for conferences, developing marketing collateral and conference promotional materials; developing RFPs for conference related activities; and negotiating contracts for national and regional conferences. Terrence has served as the Director for the United States Conference on AIDS and as the point of contact for CDC's HIV Prevention Leadership Summit. In addition, he has received numerous awards and accolades for his service to the HIV community.

Terrence has also spent years doing director-level diversity education work, with a focus on working with and teaching students. He did his undergraduate studies at Cornell University (NY) and is both a foster and adoptive father. He is highly involved in fostering networks.

Join Us

We are always interested in having others join with us -no experience necessary.   Contact us at info@brightmindenrichment.org .

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(c) Bright Mind Enrichment and Schooling 2022; Street Care and Vaccination Rewards are initiatives of Bright Mind, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and recipient of GuideStar's 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency and GuideStar's 2021 Bronze Seal of Transparency