In 2015, Co-Founders Michael Gbenga and Sara Artes began a small community boxing program at the Walter P. Carter Recreation Center and Lake Montebello. It became clear that the needs of the students served through the program required resources and attention that extended far beyond what the small boxing program had the capacity to provide. So together with an amazingly skilled team of Baltimore City residents, Corner Team Boxing & Fitness Club was opened in January 2019 to offer more than just boxing.
The Corner Team program uses boxing as a tool to support academic excellence and lifelong learning, build strong and healthy bodies, and to grow Baltimore's future leaders. Our entire operation is run and managed by volunteers who give their time and resources to make programming possible.