The 21st Century School Buildings Program is an unprecedented state and local investment in the renovation and construction of Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS) schools.
Join the conversation with Tina Hike-Hubbard, City Schools’ Chief of Communications, Engagement and Enrollment, and a representative from the Academics Office to clarify current needs. Following the conversation with District representatives, members will have time to reflect on what they heard and share ideas about how to move forward together.
Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group invites you to hear from Dr. Khalilah Harris, Managing Director of K-12 Education Policy for the Center for American Progress, and Joseph Kane, Chair of the Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) of Baltimore City. Dr. Harris will begin with a primer on the gaps in federal funding and the impact on Maryland’s public schools. Dr. Harris and Mr. Kane will then engage in a conversation discussing a vision for redesigning schools that moves beyond safety precautions to a system of education that makes it possible for all children to thrive.
Join the Education Funders Affinity Group for a sharing session to learn how your peers are approaching their giving for the fall and share your takeaways. Members will discuss concerns, highlight organizations doing great work, identify potential areas for collaboration and strengthen relationships.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the Maryland Transit Administration has “proposed to slash its bus service in the Baltimore region next year by 20% — eliminating 25 bus lines and reducing service on 12 others — due to falling fare revenue and reduced funding from other sources caused by the coronavirus pandemic.” Join us for a conversation with advocates about the cuts and possible alternatives, and to get an update on the advocacy work that is underway.
Join the Education Funders and Workforce Development Affinity Groups for an update on Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Baltimore. We are pleased to once again host Dr. Rachel Pfeifer, Executive Director of College and Career Readiness of Baltimore City Schools, and Kumasi Vines, Director of Career Readiness, who will share how CTE instruction has shifted during the pandemic and to share the vision and draft 4-year plan for moving forward.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District’s re-opening plan.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to announce the formation of the Prenatal to Five Impact Collaborative (PN-5 Impact Collaborative). This group is for funders interested in learning together about the needs of pregnant women and families with children up to age 5 and how to best support them.
Join City Schools, Maryland Philanthropy Network and the Fund for Educational Excellence, for the second of a two-part stakeholder engagement series to discuss details of the district’s plan to reopen schools.