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March Newsletter

Experience the Surprise Reveals at the Heart of the School Award Winners’ Schools!

Earlier this month, the Heart of the Schools Selection Committee visited all five Winning principals at their schools to surprise them with the news of their Heart of the School Awards win. Baltimore City Public Schools joined us for the reveals and put together a video capturing the principals’ reactions. Check it out:

Save the Date! Join us at the May 22 Heart of the School Awards

Come celebrate the five Winners highlighted above and their fellow Honorees at the Heart of the School Awards – taking place at the Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday, May 22nd. This is an evening to celebrate the outstanding leadership and contributions of Baltimore City Public Schools principals.

Join the Celebration

Congratulations to the principal Winners and Honorees we will be recognizing this year:

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Calling City Schools Middle and High Schoolers: Become a Student Ambassador and Help Promote the Fund’s Upcoming Survey

We are recruiting City Schools middle and high school students to serve as ambassadors for our current research project about student connection and sense of belonging at school. As an ambassador, students will promote a survey via social media and/or among their peers for 5-6 hours between April 1, 2024 and May 15, 2024. Students will receive a stipend of $150 for their work. If you know a student who might be interested, please make them aware of this opportunity! For more information, click the link below.

Student Ambassador Opportunity

ICYMI: Amplifying Student Voices: Baltimore City Public Schools’ CEO Student Cabinet

Learn how Baltimore City Public Schools’ CEO Student Cabinet empowers students to drive meaningful change within their educational system. Through this initiative, co-facilitated by the Fund’s Kwane Wyatt and the district’s Haley Tilt, students engage in participatory action research, present their findings and advise district leadership on critical issues.

Read Here

Of Note:
Additional insights, updates and resources.

  • The Fund is seeking a Program Director, Pre-K Expansion to lead the Fund’s effort to understand what it will take to double the number of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in Pre-K in Baltimore City through a mixed delivery model (public and private providers) by 2027. If this is you, please apply! If this is someone you know, please make them aware of this opportunity! Learn more and apply, here.
  • Associated Student Congress of Baltimore City is Baltimore’s elected student government which represents City Schools students, and the Student Commissioner is the student who sits on the School Board. Are you passionate about leadership and advocating for other youth? Apply, here.
  • Join sponsor Bikemore in Action at the Real News Network with co-hosts The Central Maryland Transportation Alliance and Transit Choices to hear from candidates at the Mayoral Transportation Forum on Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm. Register, here.
  • Central Maryland Transportation Alliance’s Transportation 101 program seeks to develop leaders who can provide timely information to help policymakers, business leaders, and the public make the right decision about transportation infrastructure for our region. Learn more, here.
  • Thanks to a Heart of the School Fund grant, Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School was able to use funding to remodel what was a kitchen space into their newly renovated Home Economics Classroom. They added a kitchen island and stools and opened the space up to accommodate a larger group of students . WBAL joined us at Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School for Pi Day, watch here.

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