Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People

What’s new at Strong City and Beyond

Don’t forget! GHCC is accepting applications through March 31 for block project grants. Funding is available for 10 projects of up to $750 each. Click here for more information or to download the grant application. You can also contact Audrey Stevens, Community Resource Coordinator VISTA, at or 410-261-4927.
The playground at Stadium Place will be rebuilt May 5-10, but you can help now by attending a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, March 13! For just $5 for adults ($3 for children under 12), enjoy a great dinner and entertainment by the Waverly Middle School band and drum line and the Stadium School’s Judah Praze dance team. Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the New Waverly United Methodist Church (644 E. 33rd Street). Click
Click here to read the Baltimore Sun‘s coverage of the March 3 rally by the Baltimore Education Coalition to sustain a citywide network of public education advocates. About 200 advocates, parents, and students were in attendance! GHCC is a member of the Coalition.
As you all have heard, the Governor has used federal stimulus money to reverse his proposed state funding cuts for Baltimore City Schools. The proposed cuts would have resulted in drastic cuts to schools. Many Baltimoreans called and wrote the Governor and other elected leaders — and that pressure served notice to our elected officials that there is a growing force of people who support City Schools. Join us at a Celebration/Call to Action Tuesday,
by Susan Lattimore, Teacher, Barclay Elementary/Middle School Thus reads a slide in our “Books-2-Go”/Story Pals presentation, which has now been seen by more than 80 Barclay parents who’ve attended 3 workshops in the past month! I’m writing to thank any and all of you who have been involved in supporting our Literacy Outreach efforts at Barclay, and to let you know that we attribute our great success to the presence and active planning and participation