ERNEST LE | B-MORE ENGAGED
Ernest is a talented chef, policy analyst, and Taekwondo instructor.
An active participant in his community, Ernest enjoys opportunities to connect with new friends and meet people from all walks of live throughout the city.
Email Ernest: le[dot]ernest[at]gmail[dot]com
How interesting!: Ernest is named after the man who sponsored his mother when she came to this country as a refugee from the Vietnam War!
What brought you to Baltimore?
I came here for graduate school and now I work, live, and play here in Baltimore. I teach Taekwondo at Johns Hopkins.
What’s your connection to Baltimore?
Recently, I joined my neighborhood board to get more involved in the community. I also do a lot of volunteering with B-More Engaged, which is a group that finds local opportunities to volunteer together. We’ve done everything from painting spaces to picking produce to distributing school supplies.
What do you like about Baltimore?
Baltimore is a city where people live and grow instead of just staying a few years and then moving on. You can build real, lasting connections here, which is so important. Humans are meant to see and talk to each other, meet people and get to know one another. In this way, Baltimore is encouraging interpersonal interactions, and growing into a healthier society.
New Baltimoreans should definitely check out:
B-More Engaged: My favorite activity with B-More Engaged is cooking dinner at the Hopkins Children’s House every month. It feels good to do things in service of others. But more than that, it’s an opportunity to meet and form bonds with great and authentic people!