Focus on Education
Baltimore’s economic vitality depends upon successful schools and successful students. For our young people, education is the key to future employment and participation in the region’s economy. Great schools are a crucial ingredient of strong neighborhoods—and thus directly connected to the economy of today.
Find out about grants available for education.
Click here for a complete list of education grants made in 2012.
Read about our education advocacy.
BCF’s work to foster successful schools and successful students is framed by three objectives.
||Every child, regardless of race, ethnicity or class, enters school ready to learn. We will:
- Advocate for increased funding for early childhood centers, and advocate for full funding of pre-K in all Title I schools including charter schools.
- Provide direct support for early childhood programs.
- Support and advocate for high quality professional development for teachers of young children.
||Every student graduates high school and is well prepared for success in college or a career. We will:
- Start by researching which schools show the greatest success and what the key ingredients to success are.
- Our research will include an investigation of the role of parent and community engagement in school success.
- Use our research findings to inform future grants and advocacy.
||Every City school is led by a great principal, and there is a pipeline of teacher-leaders for our public schools. We will:
- Support professional development for principals and teachers.
- Support development of the leadership pipeline for public schools.