Meraki Community Uplift is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that educates, cultivates, and transforms communities. We are based in the Oliver community of East Baltimore, with plans to extend our work to other inner-city areas. Meraki programs focus on transforming entire communities through youth education and recreation, community gardening, and economic development. Our founder is Kirsten Allen, a project manager, community activist, urban gardener and engaged citizen.