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Congratulations to our Family Center grads!

Mom with child

We are bursting with pride for this year’s graduates of our Family Centers in Baltimore City! 

Our Family Centers in the city provide free childcare, early childhood education, and support for parents. Because they’re based within high schools, parents don’t have to choose between continuing their education or caring for their children. 

Brooklyn Family Center  

Our 10th graduating class included: 

  • 5 graduating seniors 
  • 3  will attend college  
  • 2 will attend vocational or trade school  
  • 100% of the students’ children are enrolled in programs to continue their early education 

2021-2022 school year: 

  • 17 infants and toddlers served 
  • 25 teen parents served 
  • Since inception: 
  • 53 student parents have graduated  

What our students are saying: 

I don’t know where I would be without the Family Center. I just want to let everyone know that I appreciate you for providing a strong foundation.—Rio 

I feel so humble now that I know how to properly engage with my daughter. The nighttime routine I created with her is everything thanks to the skills I learned. --Johana 

My daughter has learned so much—from tracing her name to saying her numbers 1 through 10. Wow! This program helps me to be a better woman and a much better mom to my daughter. I am so very grateful for all of you. --Lidia 

Poppleton Family Center (opened fall 2021) 

Our very first class included: 

  • 3 graduating seniors 
  • 1 will attend college  
  • 2 will transition to the workplace 
  • 3 seniors will attend summer school to get their diplomas (We're rooting for them!)
  • Many of their children are enrolled in programs to continue their early education 

2021-2022 school year: 

  • 6 infants and 2 toddlers served 
  • 5 teen parents served 
  • 19 other student-parents receievd holistic support and resources

What our students are saying: 

Before the Family Center, I never trusted anyone, especially with my daughter. I didn’t know what   it felt like to be genuinely loved until I met all the ladies and students at the center. You all really love me. Yes, unconditionally. --Monyea 

I am grateful for the way the staff makes me and my son feel special. I’m really grateful for notworrying about my son whenever I’m in class. I always know that he’s safe. --Tyeisha 

Your gift to our Neighborhood Zones supports the parents and children at our Family Centers.