The Intersection provides high school juniors and seniors with high quality after school & summer programming that incorporates fundamental components of community organizing & provides opportunities for youth-led civic action in Baltimore. The Intersection has three stages: In the first stage, students are introduced to the basic concepts of community organizing. Life-long organizers from throughout Baltimore lead workshops on communication, grassroots organizing, and leadership development. During the second stage, students administer a needs assessment designed to gauge the needs of the surrounding community. Students will learn how to listen and analyze data. Based on the results of the needs assessment, in the third stage, students design and implement three targeted projects. Projects might include a community garden, an archive of communal history, or a voter registration drive.