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Morgan Stanley Employees Build New Playground in Baltimore as Part of Healthy Cities Program

Sep 15, 2017

Healthy Cities initiative connects wellness, nutrition and play resources to give children a healthy start to life

New York —

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that over 200 Morgan Stanley and community volunteers will build a playground at Union Baptist-Harvey Johnson Head Start as part of the Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities initiative. Joining forces with Union Baptist-Harvey Johnson Head Start and KaBOOM!, volunteers will give more than 400 area children the play space needed for a childhood with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. Having access to safe place spaces is at the heart of the Healthy Cities Baltimore program, which is designed to fuel innovation by coordinating the wellness, nutrition and play resources that can strengthen a child’s healthy start to life. The design for the playground is based on kids’ drawings created at a special design event in July. 

“We are excited to have the opportunity to continue the Healthy Cities Baltimore program and further its impact in the community,” said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy, Morgan Stanley. “Thanks to the collaboration with our amazing nonprofit partners and employee volunteers, we are able to bring the children of Baltimore one step closer to the play-filled childhood they deserve.”

Through Healthy Cities, Morgan Stanley is collaborating with national and Baltimore area non-profit organizations, including Living Classrooms, to create a linked package of wellness education and screenings, nutritious foods and safe play spaces for children in underserved Baltimore neighborhoods. The Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities initiative in Baltimore launched in October 2016. 

Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities was launched in 2014 and has since delivered programming in Chicago, IL; Newark, NJ; Oakland, CA; London, UK; Cleveland, OH; Houston, TX, Mumbai, India, New Orleans, LA and Baltimore, MD. For more information about Healthy Cities, please visit and follow #HealthyCities.  

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.  For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit

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