Living Classrooms Foundation
802 South Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
PHONE: (410) 685-0295
FAX: (410) 276-6347
CONTACT: Jessica Drake,
Director of Community Outreach, ext #314
Function of Organization/Site:
To provide hands-on education and job skills training for students from diverse backgrounds, with a special emphasis on serving at-risk youth - Highlights
- Career development
- Elevating self-esteem
- Fostering multicultural exchange
- Community service
- Health Education Instructors
- Nutrition Educators
- Organizing Health fairs
BUGS (Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students ) – Urban gardening/ farming/ nutrition program that runs all year round afterschool, Monday – Friday, 3 pm - 6 pm.
Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center - health workshops; center also hosts health fairs & screenings (CCI and other student groups). 2nd-8th Grade from 3 pm - 6 pm and 9th-12th Grades 6 pm - 9 pm. The center is also open on weekends. Get involved with health and life skills, sports and recreation, and special summer programs.Tench Tilghman Elem/ Middle – Monday thru Friday from 2 pm – 6 pm; there is a recreation program.Fresh Start - men’s program for nonviolent ex-offenders (students could do academic tutoring). Program is supervised and staff are on site at all times. Program uses carpentry to equip men with job skills. Job preparedness. 40 week long program in partnership with DJS (student-run business, open bank accounts, get GED, need job to graduate, mock interviews).
Project SERVE - program for men and women who’ve been released from prison; Could have opps when they do workshops for their participants (i.e. best health practices in the home). Program won a city contract to get jobs in the city to prevent gaps in employment for ex-offenders. Programming for financial literacy.One-Time Projects – trash pickups, special events, City Springs field for health and wellness programming and clean up of the field - Patterson Park UTZ field renovation project to turf the field for lacrosse, soccer, and schools around the park, Farmers Markets with BUGS program, environmental projects for wetlands maintenance and the Chesapeake Bay.
Volunteers are needed with after-school availability – Monday-Friday; 3 pm - 9 pm
- Within walking distance of the Hopkins East Baltimore campus
- Free parking available