Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 03:00 to 04:00 PM

Join the Education Funders Affinity Group for a conversation with Christina Byers, Executive Director of High School Innovation at Baltimore City Public Schools, to learn about City Schools overall approach to keeping high school students on track and strategies for student engagement.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for an informational program about the exciting work at Baltimore City Public Schools around the principal pipeline. Dr. Tracey Durant, Executive Director of City Schools Equity Office, will share an overview of their equity-centered pipeline work, priorities for City Schools connected to their successes and strategies to reimagine this work at City Schools, and how this work builds on philanthropic accomplishments along with other successes that helped to position City Schools for this current opportunity with their principal pipeline development. Dr. Durant will be joined by her City Schools team.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System, for our annual conversation with the Education Funders Affinity Group. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District. Members are encouraged to share questions prior to the session to maximize time with Dr. Santelises.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 01:30 to 02:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group to hear from leaders of Baltimore City Public Schools about strategies and emerging models they are engaging to improve older youth literacy. They will be joined by Theme Reads, a program at the Success for All Foundation in partnership with Johns Hopkins University, who will share information about their model for working with older students, what’s unique about working with high school students, how their work differs from traditional models, their work with Baltimore City Schools, and program outcomes. This session begins a series of upcoming conversations for the fall focusing on high school age youth.

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 01:00 to 02:00 PM

Rising 6th grade and 9th grade students in Baltimore City have the opportunity to apply to the middle and high schools of their choice. As a result of the pandemic and the movement toward a more equitable process, the school choice process this year has been adjusted. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and our speakers Brandon Tilghman and Dominick Bivens from Baltimore City Public Schools who will walk us through the school choice process, highlighting recent changes and sharing plans for continued improvement.

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 01:30 to 03:00 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group for our annual conversation with Baltimore City Public Schools Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Sonja Santelises. Dr. Santelises will share updates on City Schools 3-year plan to provide a robust education for students. She will also share information about opportunities for the funding community to support City Schools in light of their investment plans for federal American Rescue Plan dollars (ESSER III). 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Education Funders Affinity Group for a two-part series on tutoring programs. For our second discussion, our speakers Joshua Michael from University of Maryland Baltimore County's Sherman Scholars Program and Maryellen Leneghan and Alan Safran from Saga Education will introduce us to their mathematics tutoring programs. Come learn about what we know about effective math tutoring practices, programmatic models for two leaders in mathematic tutoring, and ways philanthropy can help to expand tutoring supports in Baltimore.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 02:00 to 03:30 PM

Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Education Funders Affinity Group for a two-part series on tutoring programs. The first discussion will take place with three of Baltimore’s largest tutoring providers focused on literacy. We'll be joined by Lindsay Sullivan, Amplify; Rudi Zellman, The Literacy Lab; and Jeffrey Zwillenberg, Reading Partners. Come learn about what is happening with literacy tutoring programs, what those programs looked like before the pandemic and going forward, possibilities around what’s needed to scale those programs, and ways that philanthropy can help.