Johns Hopkins graduate Wes Moore has high hopes for Baltimore

Best-selling author, Rhodes Scholar returns to his native city

Wes Moore, a 2001 graduate of Johns Hopkins and author of the bestselling book "The Other Wes Moore," is featured in a wide-ranging profile on The Baltimore Sun's website that touches on his recent move to Baltimore, his work in the community, and the forthcoming release of a feature film based on his book.

Moore, 34, is a Rhodes Scholar, a veteran Army officer, and former host of a program on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The Baltimore native moved back to the city in October with his wife, Dawn, and their 17-month-old daughter, and he brought his production company, Omari Productions, with him.

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After a morning of smashing concrete and carting around wheelbarrows of mulch, Moore's next stop was Baltimore Startup Weekend for Education at Under Armor headquarters in Locust Point. He was one of the weekend's "coaches," giving advice to groups of Baltimore City public high school students who pitched ideas on how to utilize technology to improve their schools. For Moore, 34-year-old author of the bestselling book "The Other Wes Moore," there's no room for down time.

"Friends have asked me, 'Dude, do you ever sit down?'" he says. "Quite honestly? No. I feel like there's always something more to do.

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