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Weinberg Foundation Announces $5 Million Commitment To 12 New School LibrariesThe Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today announced a major expansion of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project.

This initiative, involving nearly 30 businesses, nonprofits, and government partners, works with Baltimore City Public Schools to design, build, equip, and staff new or renovated school libraries where existing public funding can be leveraged. As a result of the success of this initiative in just its first year, the Foundation is making a $5 million commitment to build a total of 12 new libraries over four years.

“The Weinberg Foundation is thrilled to increase its investment in learning and literacy in Baltimore City Schools,” said Rachel Garbow Monroe, Weinberg Foundation President. “The Foundation and its many partners look forward to celebrating the grand openings of the first three renovated libraries on September 12, completing the first chapter of what is now a much richer story of meaningful, lasting change contributing to greater success in school and in life.”

To learn more about this project click here.