Welcome 2017-18 Arts Every Day Partner Schools!

A welcome letter from Carla Blackwell, our Schools and Partnerships Manager:

Greetings, Arts Every Day Friends!

It’s my pleasure to introduce myself once again and to say how elated I am to be settling into my role as Schools and Partnerships Manager. I want to first thank my Arts Every Day team -Julia, Precious, and Vanessa- for the tremendous amount of support and encouragement they’ve provided me over these past several months. As the weeks are flying by and our Partner Schools are gearing up for their arts and cultural experiences, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the Principals and Arts Integration Coaches. It’s been great hearing from them how much they appreciate the small changes we’ve made to the Schools Program process. We are actively listening from our partners on how we can make our program stronger. As the time draws near for schools to start booking artist residencies, field trips, and art integrated experiences, I’m filled with excitement and anticipation of my next round of school visits to witness students learning through the arts. Don’t be surprised if I show up with Ruby Dee (my camera) in hand to capture some of those priceless moments.

I want to thank our Partner Schools, both new and returning, for your hard work thus far. Know that your students, their parents, and the greater communities will continue to be better in so many ways because of your dedication and efforts to bring the arts into our City schools. The critical need for our students to take advantage and be participating members of the arts and cultural offerings in our City is vital to their development as budding citizens and evolving intellectual, social, cultural, political, and creative beings. With the future of the funding and many times wavering support of the arts in schools (both locally and nationally), it makes my heart proud that Arts Every Day and its 40 Partner Schools stand firm in its advocacy for and implementation of arts programming in public schools. Keep up the amazing work, all!

Please join me in welcoming to the Arts Every Day Schools Program family our seven new Partner Schools:

Bay Brook Elementary Middle
Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Sciences
George W. F. McMechen High School
City Neighbors Charter School
Wolfe Street Academy
Yorkwood Elementary School
The Midtown Academy

Please also join me in welcoming back our returning Partner Schools:

Abbottston Elementary School
Bard High School Early College Baltimore
Booker T. Washington Middle School for the Arts
Cecil Elementary School
City Neighbors High School
Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School
Creative City Public Charter School
Cross Country Elementary/Middle School
Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy
Gilmor Elementary School
Glenmount Elementary/Middle School
Gwynns Falls Elementary School #60
Hamilton Elementary/Middle School
Highlandtown #215 Elementary School
John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School
Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School
Matthew A. Henson Elementary School
Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School
Moravia Park Elementary
Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
National Academy Foundation
Patterson High School
Patterson Park Public Charter School
Renaissance Academy #433
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Roots and Branches
Rosemont Elementary/Middle School
Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School
The William S. Baer School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary-Middle School
Western High School
Holabird Academy
The Empowerment Academy Charter School
Curtis Bay Elementary Middle School

You can learn more about our schools program and our partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools here.

Be well,


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