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In October 2015, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) embarked on an unprecedented partnership with three Baltimore City Public Schools: Franklin Square Elementary and Middle School; Green Street Academy; and Southwest Baltimore Charter School. After applying for and receiving grant funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), UMB launched the pilot year of the UMB CURE Scholars Program.
What are the partnership schools?
- Dunbar PTECH
- Franklin Square Elementary and Middle School
- Green Street Academy Middle and High Schools
- Southwest Baltimore Charter School
- Western High School
After visiting all of the eligible schools in West Baltimore with a sixth-grade class, and after speaking with school leaders, the three schools were selected based on:
- Strong leadership at the school
- Sustained leadership capacity
- Strong student/parental engagement
- Existing partnership/relationships
- Demonstration of commitment to the UMB CURE Scholars Program’s mission, vision, and goals
- Feedback from stakeholders
How can your school become a UMB CURE Scholars Partnership School?
If you are interested in having your school considered as a partnership school in the fall of 2017, or if you would like more information on how you can become involved in this program as we get West Baltimore youth excited and invested in pursuing careers in science, please contact Robin Saunders, EdD, executive director, UMB CURE Scholars Program.