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A message from Banner Neighborhoods' board president

Jolyn Rademacher with 'Coach' Waverly Carter

Jolyn with "Coach" Waverly Carter

It is with gratitude and heavy hearts that the Board of Directors announces Jolyn Rademacher Tracy’s retirement from Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation as Executive Director, effective March 31, 2017.

Jolyn has been a leader and inspiration for the Banner Staff and Board of Directors for 17 years; she has served as Executive Director for 11 years. During those years, she has expanded Banner’s services and established a continued commitment to the residents in Southeast Baltimore. Although we will miss her leadership, kindness, and inspiration, she has worked diligently and has earned every moment of a long, happy retirement. We hope you join us at Banner in wishing her the best of luck.

Some of Jolyn’s accomplishments include:

  • Successfully completing a capital campaign to relocate Banner to its current location at 2911 Pulaski Highway in Baltimore.
  • Expanding the staff to include a social worker dedicated to senior residents served by Banner.
  • Continuing to build the summer employement program for Baltimore City adolescents to more than 40 youth employed during the summer.
  • Partnering with city agencies, other non-profits, foundations, and Baltimore residents to provide programs to our most vulnerable citizens — children and the elderly.

We are extremely grateful for the service, the dedication, energy, kindness, and motivation that Jolyn has provided Banner. We also cannot overstate that she will be greatly missed by the staff, Board, partners, and community. As we make this transition, we look forward to continued collaboration with our partners, funders, and all of the stakeholders working to make Southeast Baltimore the best it can be. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Banner staff or Board directly by email at

Dr. Vanya Jones, PhD, MPH
President, Board of Directors
Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation