The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today celebrated the launch of the multi-million dollar, multi-year Baltimore Elementary/Middle School Library Project.
The news conference, attended by Sen. Ben Cardin, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Andres Alonso, was held at Moravia Park Elementary/Middle School.
This initiative, involving more than 15 community and government partners, will work with Baltimore City Public Schools to design, build, equip, and staff new or renovated libraries in selected elementary and middle schools where existing public funding can be leveraged. In the first year of this effort, the Weinberg Foundation is committed to providing up to $1 million in library funding. The combined direct and in-kind contributions of the many partners bring the total value of this project to $3.78 million.
Learn more about the Library Project by clicking, Library Project Press Release (pdf) 156 kB , and for more detailed information about this initiative, as well as the Weinberg Foundation’s many partners, Library Project Sponsorship (pdf) 754.01 kB . Also, Rachel Garbow Monroe, Foundation President, today begins her blog within the Foundation’s website sharing her perspective on this collaborative effort.
We invite you to follow the Weinberg Foundation on Twitter. For the latest on today’s launch of the Library Project, and to follow future developments, look for #libraryproject.
Weinberg Foundation Chairman of the Board Donn Weinberg recently did an interview with Comcast on the Elementary/Middle School Library Project. Click here to see it.
Please see Baltimore City Public Schools’ coverage of the launch by clicking here.