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Education and Youth

Clergy, children protest cuts to city after-school programs

Religious leaders joined hundreds of children and parents in a march around Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Thursday afternoon to protest Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed budget cuts to after-school programs.

Tutoring services offered at MPS lack a progress report

Providers of after-school tutoring services mandated for low-income students in underperforming Milwaukee Public Schools receive millions of dollars in taxpayer funds but operate under limited oversight and with little accountability for results, according to a report released Monday.

Multifaith coalition urges Cleveland schools to restore programs

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In its first major public action, Greater Cleveland Congregations, a newly formed coalition of churches, synagogues and mosques, is calling on the Cleveland school district to restore programs recently cut to save money.

BUILD restores $18 million in education funding for Baltimore schools.

 BUILD organized with MD IAF and the Baltimore Education Coalition (BEC) to restore $18 million in state funding for Baltimore schools and $94 million state-wide. BUILD joined BEC to meet with legislators in Annapolis, testify at hearings, make phone calls and emails, and helped turnout 2000 parents, students, and teachers on a rainy night to call for restoring the cuts. 

Baltimore Education Coalition fights planned cuts to education budget

Looming state budget cuts directed at Baltimore city’s school are facing strong resistance from the  Baltimore Education Coalition, a group of non-profits, churches and schools planning a major rally in Annapolis on Feb

Child First serves over 1400 students across Baltimore.

BUILD recognized a need for after-school programs and more parental involvement, so we created the Child First program, today an independent entity that serves 1,400 youth.

Lake County United launches "Waukegan to College"

Lake County United researched, developed and launched Waukegan to College, an intensive family-focused college readiness program in 2009.  This fall the program has grown to 52 students from 30 families, with 10 students now in college.  With guidance from a 12 member planning team, we have completed a strategic plan for Waukegan to College and will begin recruiting a board of directors to oversee the program as it spins off into its own stand alone non-profit roughly one year from now.

Group Organizes Litmus Test For 4 Mayoral Candidates

A candidates forum sponsored by Baltimore City's oldest and largest faith-based organization drew four candidates on Thursday.  

EQUAL launches a new charter school in South East Queens, NY.

In 2010, EQUAL launched the Rochdale Early Advantage Charter School (REACS), the only charter school in a neighborhood with few quality school choices.  The school will provide 110 kindergarten, first and second grade students an excellent education, and will eventually expand to serve 235 students.  EQUAL leaders are working to secure a new building, which will be needed as the school grows.

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