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What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

Having fun at the 2008 Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy One of GHCC’s most popular events is back! Join us on Saturday, March 28 for the Eighth Annual Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Calvert School. Play at either social or competitive levels, enjoy food and prizes, and help support GHCC’s Adult Literacy and ESOL program. Become eligible for Early Bird prizes when you register by March 13! For more information, call Todd Elliott
Students at Guilford Elementary/Middle School Click here to read an op-ed by Mark Fetting, chairman CEO of Legg Mason, and Tom Wilcox, president and CEO of the Baltimore Community Foundation, in the February 9 issue of the Baltimore Sun. The article responds to Governor O’Malley’s proposed $23 million budget cut to Baltimore City Public Schools for the 2009-2010 school year — at a time, the writers point out, when BCPSS school enrollments are on the
Photo by Joe Stewart The February 2009 issue of the Urbanite features a profile of Better Waverly resident Debra Evans, a neighborhood leader known for her dedication to the community-built playground at Stadium Place. The playground burned down in September 2008, but the reconstruction is scheduled for May 5-10, 2009.
On February 6-7, the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University hosts “The Civil Rights Century: The NAACP at 100.” This public history conference marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP. Events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, click on the poster below or visit the conference webpage here.
by Katie Horn, Community Connections AmeriCorps VISTA, Barclay Elementary/Middle There’s a whole lot of reading going on! Books-2-Go is coming to the Barclay School! This exciting new program will provide students with beautiful books to read at home with their families, thanks to the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, Experience Corps volunteers, and Project Early I.D. After reading at home, the children and parents can earn rewards and prizes at Barclay. Story Pals are needed to