Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Dr. Jennie Wu, Executive Director of Strategy and Continuous Improvement for Baltimore City Public Schools, about their continuous improvement work, the cycles around it, and what it looks like to improve practices.
Join the Prenatal-to-Five (PN5) Affinity Group to learn about a strategic new partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education that is relevant to the successful implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future. Martha Holleman of Strategic Thinking for Social Change will share a draft scope of work for a child care supply and demand study and Laura Weeldreyer of Maryland Family Network will provide a broader contextual lens, which helps illustrate how the supply and demand study is an integral component of implementing the Blueprint for Maryland's Future.
This meeting is a conversation for education funders who are interested in following up on the priority areas for funding outlined on September 18th by Dr.
Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for our annual conversation with members. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District.
One of the fundamental design flaws of our public education system is the premise that all children should learn at the same pace regardless of educational background.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for our quarterly peer-to-peer exchange and Happy Hour! Come prepared to share information about which grant are you excited about; what has changed with your funding during COVID and what has stayed the same; and what have you sustained that will help your grantees more or changed how your board funds?
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for a program with the Fund for Educational Excellence to learn about their new report on teacher retention.
Concerns about adolescent mental health and substance use have increased recently, particularly in light of gun violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth Grantmakers (YG) is a permanent, youth-led grantmaking body through which private and public youth-serving resources can flow. Baltimore’s Promise serves as the organizational home for this initiative working with local Funders and youth themselves to create a pooled grantmaking model. This intergenerational, grantmaking model has been developed in partnership with older youth from Baltimore City ages 16-24 as the inaugural cohort of YGs.
According to the Baltimore City Youth Opportunities Landscape, only 9% of youth opportunities are available to youth ages 16-24 who have graduated high school or are not in school or working. Therefore, in response to the overwhelming need for more opportunities, this first cycle of grantmaking distributed $525,000 in resources to support 10 youth-serving organizations providing economic opportunity and mobility programming for Baltimore City older youth ages 16-24.
In April, the PN5 Affinity Group will focus on early childhood education in Baltimore City Public Schools with the district's Director of Early Learning.