For support of an initiative to improve outcomes of developmental education through the use of Academic Systems, a computer-based educational product designed to accelerate remedial learning. Academic Systems is a faculty mediated approach that combines traditional instructional methods with interactive multi-media software. The goals are to improve the pass and performance rates of a cohort of Baltimore City Community College students enrolled in pilot developmental courses and to increase the college's retention rate.
In support of the Education Funders Affinity Group for the 2002-2003 school year.
To provide scholarships enabling Baltimore City at-risk students to attend parochial schools in Baltimore City during the 2002-2003 school year, as part of a longitudinal study comparing student performance in Catholic and public schools. By participating in this model delinquency and dropout prevention program, these students are expected to benefit from smaller classes, one-to-one instruction and structured educational settings.
In support of the launch of the Scenic Maryland initiative, promoting the adoption in Maryland of "best practices" and strategies used in other states to encourage greater scenic conservation.
For the development and implementation of a community greening strategy to create and maintain pocket community gardens in the Greenmount/Barclay neighborhoods in collaboration with the People's Homesteading Project.
Toward the cost of a crime prevention program in Patterson Park during the summer months in an effort to increase use of the park among the young and old.
For reprinting the "Master Plan for Patterson Park" and publishing an "Update and Supplement to the Master Plan for Patterson Park."
In support of public discussions about the video, "The Next Industrial Revolution," which presents the challenges to economic development and environmental and social responsibilities for future sustainability.
Toward supporting the position of a riverkeeper, to serve as guardian of the Chester River charged with protecting its water quality and biodiversity from further degradation. As land use changes impact the watershed, the riverkeeper will maintain a public presence in planning efforts.
For support of the 2003 Environmental Legislative Summit.