Closing the second year of the Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Continuing Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation, the 45-attorney law firm has announced that the recipient of the second of two grant awards from the Fund for 2013 has been made to Achievement Services. The mission of the organization is to inform, educate and empower children, adolescents and families to achieve self-sufficiency via academic, out-of-school/after-school programming. AS partners with schools to design and implement academic programs in core subjects to increase school performance, achievement, and social and emotional development.
The $12,500 grant from the Rosenberg Martin Greenberg Continuing Fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation will permit the Achievement Services program to fully implement its planned activities, despite cuts in funding from State resources.
For two Saturdays each month, students work through activities that reinforce learning objectives in reading, math and science led by high-quality, experienced teachers. The program also includes a service learning project to increase the student’s connection to his or her community, as well as programming to offer parents growth opportunities. Students and parents also participate in weekly field trips to culturally significant places that complement classroom activities. Parents are involved in every step: planning, conducting activities, volunteering.