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Take a look at Vital Signs ("Indicators that Take the Pulse of Baltimore City Neighborhoods"), which is put out by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the University of Baltimore. There's a section for Children and Family Health, Safety and Well-being.

I also did a search in periodical databases using a combination of the keywords "baltimore" (in the Subject or Location fields) and "children" and "poverty," just to see what was out there. Depending on how much additional research you want to do, you may find it useful to replicate such a search (your public library probably subscribes to at least one of these databases that index scholarly journals as well as more general-interest magazines; the ones I tried were EBSCO's Academic Search Premier and ProQuest's Alt-Press Watch).

I didn't find anything really "radical," but, for example, there are these articles:

"'There is tragedy on both sides of the layoffs': Privatization and the Urban Crisis in Baltimore" by Jane Berger
International Labor and Working Class History (Spring 2007)

"Summer Setback: Race, Poverty, School Composition, and Mathematics Achievement in the First Two Years of School" by Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander
American Sociological Review (February 1992)

And here is a very academic article that does not address Baltimore specifically, but you may still find it helpful in your work (it also has an extensive bibliography of research on children and poverty):

"The Influence of Neighborhood Poverty During Childhood on Fertility, Education, and Earnings Outcomes" by George Galster et al
Housing Studies (September 2007)

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