OSI-Baltimore’s Education and Youth Development Program seeks to ensure that all student groups are fully included in schooling and other opportunities that prepare them for success in adulthood. Equitable education provides the most accessible egress out of the crippling cycle of poverty. It is most readily achieved by removing prohibitive barriers and nullifying inequitable practices that push children out of school and into the school-to-prison pipeline.
$100,000 over one year to enable Attendance Works to provide extra support to students facing challenges in a new remote learning setting and to ease the transition back to school as a key focus of their 2020 Attendance Awareness Campaign.
Advocates for Children and Youth
$100,000 over one year to provide general support.
Fund for Educational Excellence Baltimore City Public Schools+
$200,000 over one year to support the Emergency School Closure Family Support Fund to provide vital resources to families and schools during school closures caused by COVID-19.
Healing City Baltimore
$37,000 over one year to enable Healing City Baltimore to ensure that a consistent focus on violence, poverty, and educational inequity is maintained in the execution of the Elijah Cummings Healing City Act.
Holistic Life Foundation
$25,000 for one year to provide general support.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
$100,000 over one year to complete the formal arrest diversion process so fewer students are caught in the school-to-prison pipeline and to work to ensure equitable educational services for Baltimore students during the COVID-19 pandemic, including closing the digital divide.
Positive Schools Center
$400,000 over one year to enable the Positive Schools Center to support teachers in using restorative practices as students transition back to school settings after COVID-19.
Strong Schools Maryland*
$100,000 over one year to support policy advocacy on Maryland public school funding.
The Education Trust
$50,000 over one year to provide general support.
University of Baltimore Foundation, Inc.
$25,000 over one year to provide support to the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts’ Truancy Court Program, which works to interrupt a student’s progression from truancy to school failure, dropping out, and involvement in the school-to-prison pipeline.
$25,000 over nine months to support the Baltimore branch of the Urban Teachers program, which includes recruitment, coaching, coursework, wraparound supports and professional development for over 300 aspiring and full-time educators in Baltimore City Schools.
Wide Angle Youth Media
$75,000 over one year to provide general support.
* These grants were awarded through the Open Society Policy Center, a non-partisan and non-profit advocacy group that is part of Open Society Foundations
+ These grants were funded, in whole or in part, by additional one-time support from Open Society Foundations.