The Greater Baltimore Committee named Promise Heights and the University of Maryland Baltimore as one of the 2018 Mayor’s Business Recognition Award recipients. As one of 12 recipients, they praised Promise Heights’ ongoing commitment to community service at the award luncheon on December 5th. USM Chancellor Robert L. Claret, PhD, who nominated UMB for this award and highlighted the work of Promise Heights, attended the event as well as Jay Perman, UMB President, Richard P. Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work, Promise Heights leadership, as well as the Rosalind Lockwood, Executive Director for Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy. You can read UMB’s full press release here.
Promise Heights In The News
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The U.S. Department of Education has awarding $30 million over 5 years to Promise Heights as one of their most recent Promise Neighborhood implementation awards recipients. In a press release from The University of Maryland Baltimore*, “[t]his funding [will provide] access to educational and enrichment opportunities that underfunded and under-resourced schools like the ones in Upton/Druid Heights so desperately need,” said Promoise Heights Executive Director Bronwyn Mayden, MSW.
“When we talk about the achievement gap for children of color, we should be more focused on the lack of equity which exists for schools in high-poverty neighborhoods.” We are excited for what the future will bring and cannot wait to begin the work. Thank you for your support—we would not be able to do this work without you.
*To read the full press release from University of Maryland Baltimore here.
The 28th Annual Project Feast hosted by The University of Maryland School of Medicine will be on November 23rd at Booker T. Washington Middle School.
Everyone is welcome to join! There will be:
- FREE Thanksgiving Meal
- FREE Clothing Toiletries, and Food items
- FREE Health and Community Resources.
Interested in helping out? Volunteer and donations are needed!
After 5 years of being shut down, the Crispus Attucks Recreation Center officially re-opened to the public on June 22, 2017. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh spoke at the press conference as well as Councilman Eric T. Costello and University of Maryland School of Social Work Dean Richard P. Barth. Closed by Baltimore City Recreation & Parks, these was much lobbying to have it reopened especially after the riots following the death of Freddie Gray in 2015.
'“Today would not be possible without the spirit of collaboration among the Department of Parks and Recreation, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Promise Heights, community associations, and the families who called this neighborhood time and time again to come together, to be together, to work together,” Pugh said.'
The recreation center is located off the back of Eutaw-Marshburn Elementary School and will be a site for the Baltimore City Recreation & Parks summer program, CAMP BALTIMORE!, which will offer academic enrichment, field trips, and activities for children in the neighborhood. Click HERE to read a full article on the press conference written by Mary T. Phelan, University of Maryland Baltimore Media Relations Senior Specialist.
Parents Shine at Graduation Party, an article written by University of Maryland Baltimore Media Specalist Mary T. Phelan, showcases the celebration of our most recent Parent University graduates and programs on April 25, 2017. Included are quotes from current and past graduates who completed the program about what the Parent U program means to them and their families. We are honored to help these parents and children on their journey and know that this is not the end. Click here to learn more about the Parent University programs.