Sixth grade students working on a design project with Station North Arts as a result of school partnerships developed through the Community School model.
As a Community School, supported by Strong City Baltimore, we believe the community plays an important role in the development of our students' full academic and social development. We learn from the rich offerings of our diverse surroundings and in return, prepare our students to be successful, productive citizens in their community.
Strong City Baltimore
Strong City Baltimore's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people.
We see quality schools as integral to healthy community development and vibrant urban living. As a lead coordinating partner at three schools in Baltimore City, Strong City Baltimore has had a proven track record for helping to produce quality Community Schools since the inception of the Baltimore Community Schools Initiative in 2005. We promote academic and physical improvements and work to create and sustain partnerships that support school improvement, as well as build parent and community leadership.
Strong City's three Community Schools are: Barclay, Guilford and Margaret Brent where we employ full-time Community School Site Coordinators who leverage and coordinate service delivery, manage volunteers, and engage parents and neighborhood residents. Our Coordinators help these schools collaborate with over 80 partners to deliver needed services that help improve academic performance and decrease chronic absence. Our partners include higher-learning institutions such as: Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, Goucher College, University of Baltimore and Maryland Institute College of Art, local faith communities, neighborhood associations and non-profits. Our work connecting schools to partners means that schools can offer programs like tutoring, mentoring, health services, enrichment and youth development.
For more information please contact the Margaret Brent Community School Site Coordinator, Sharicca Boldon, at (410)575-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about the Community Schools work nationally, please visit the Coalition for Community Schools.
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins provides academic and operational resources through a deepening collaborative relationship with the school. As a result of John Hopkins' support, students have benefitted from enhanced literacy programs, arts-based experiences, building updates, after school clubs and more..
Village Learning PlaceMargaret Brent partners with the Village Learning Place (VLP), a community-created library and learning center co-located on the same street as our school. They provide after-school and summer programs for approximately 100 of our students in PreK-8.