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Promise Heights awarded a $30M Promise Neighborhood Implementation Grant

Jennifer Hasselbusch

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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 Crispus Attucks Recreation Center is back in business!

Jennifer Hasselbusch

From left, University of Maryland School of Social Work Dean Richard P. Barth; Councilman Eric T. Costello; Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh; Bob Wall, chief of recreation, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks; and Del. Antonio L. Hayes.

From left, University of Maryland School of Social Work Dean Richard P. Barth; Councilman Eric T. Costello; Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh; Bob Wall, chief of recreation, Baltimore City Recreation & Parks; and Del. Antonio L. Hayes.

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.