Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Collington Square in EBDI Newsletter

The January 2009 EBDI newsletter featured the following article about Collington Square School:

Collington Square School Forges Ahead

A celebration was held on Tuesday, December 9th at Collington Square School, operated by the Baltimore Curriculum Project, to mark the renovation of the school’s library. Ten years in the making, the project included upgrading, expanding, and/or building an office, stage, computer lab, IT station, and broadcast room.

Generous in-kind and monetary donations from Baltimore City Public Schools, school partners and other sources made this project possible. Some of those partners were on hand, including Mr. Henry Kahn and Rickey Hill from Hogan & Hartson LLP; Ms. Michelle Kurta, Ms. Sarah Morgan, and Ms. Jessica Rae from the Legal Aid Bureau; and Mr. Jonathan Oatis from Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

Ms. D’Andrea Chapman, Collington Square School’s principal, has more exciting plans, such as renovating the school auditorium for utilization as a community arts center focusing on visual and performing arts and increasing activities beyond the traditional school day. These activities
include middle school sports leagues and enrichment clubs.

One such standout club, The Baobab Program, is a year-long international service-learning class currently fundraising, with the operation of student businesses, for a May 2009
service-learning trip for 10 eighth graders to Central America.

There, the students will assist with rain forest community sustainability construction projects and trail preservation. For more information, please visit www.thebaobabprogram.org, or contact Ms. Kelia Murray at 410-675-7000.