meet the founder



is a mentor, motivational speaker  and advocate working to restore inner city hope. Mr Battle is the Chief Executive Officer for RICH-Restoring Inner City Hope, Inc and is known nationally for his dedication and commitment to transforming his community. He is a leading voice on community engagement and empowerment.

Growing up in Cherry Hill, one of Baltimore's toughest neighborhoods; Mr. Battle has seen his share of despair, struggle, and the compromises made for survival. Never forgetting where he came from and the obstacles he faced as a child, are two of the driving forces behind his desire to transform Baltimore City. Mr. Battle began making change by hosting the first Cherry Hill Prayer Walk in 2011. This one mile walk through his childhood neighborhood has grown into multiple community events and outreach opportunities, along with partnerships with other local programs and community activists.  Through his leadership and unification of community stakeholders; homicides and shootings have decreased in the Cherry Hill community.

Michael Battle is joined by his wife Danielle in all of his endeavors with the RICH Program. Together the couple, as servants of Jesus Christ, believe through prayer, educating, mentoring and empowering children and families, they will RESTORE INNER CITY HOPE in Baltimore.


"GOD is always fair. He will remember how you helped his people in the past and how you are still helping them. You belong to GOD, and he won't forget the love you have shown his people."   Hebrews 6:10