Education

We believe Baltimore’s children and youth deserve equitable access to educational opportunities that allow them to thrive in careers and in life. We have a strong commitment to the City’s PreK-12 public education system and the nonprofit partners that support these students.

We support programs that:

  • Increase student literacy, numeracy, and overall academic achievement
  • Encourage the recruitment and development of high-quality teachers and school leaders
  • Promote quality and innovative models of in-school, after-school, and summer instruction
  • Increase family and community engagement
  • Facilitate successful transitions between high school and postsecondary and career opportunities
Program Officer: Joe Manko

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Learn more about our eligibility and review criteria, and small and regular grants processes.

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Featured Work in Education

Case Study: UMBC Reach Together Tutoring Program

The UMBC Reach Together Tutoring Program (RTTP) launched in fall of 2021 to provide high-dosage mathematics tutoring for 350 students across four schools in South Baltimore and has already achieved remarkable success. RTTP seeks to improve mathematics skills by utilizing research-based best practices to provide, personalized small group math instruction to students.

Abell Report: Supporting Executive Function in Schools

Executive Function (EF) is important for success in school and in life. This Abell Report digs into the research on EF and explores three programs operating in Baltimore and nationwide.

Abell Report: Literacy Tutoring in Baltimore

How can we best support young students who are struggling to read in school? In the context of unprecedented disruptions to our educational system, this Abell Report summarizes the research, documents the current landscape of programs, and offers recommendations.

Past Grants

Learn more about our grantees and their work to enhance the quality of life in Baltimore.
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    Photos courtesy of Urban Teachers Baltimore, the UMBC Reach Together Tutoring Program, and Tools of the Mind.
    Additional photos licensed from Shutterstock.