Project Summary

Project Category: Kids/Teens

Number of Participants: 100-250

Duration of Project: 1-4 Hours

Cost: Depends on the project.

Indoor/Outdoor: Both

Service Opportunities: Project or Activity, Collecting Goods, Financial Donations

Location: 1417 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231 MAP LINK

Project Contact:
Erin Myers
P: 410.685.0295, ext. 291


Living Classrooms Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen communities and inspire young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” We operate a wide variety of education, workforce development, and community development programs. We focus on hands-on education to engage students in learning, while also aiming to provide services for the whole family to disrupt the cycle of poverty. In addition, many of our programs connect to Baltimore’s maritime heritage and we operate several sites directly on the waterfront.

Impact: Living Classrooms offers a distinctive competency in experiential learning -- literally learning by direct experience, or what the Foundation calls "learning by doing." We apply our skill in three program areas: * Educating students through our own K-8 schools, through after-school and supplemental educational programs, and through environmental experiences, with special emphasis on serving students who live in high-risk environments * Eliminating barriers to success for young adults and families through community development, workforce preparation, and life skills training * Educating the general public, and students, in particular, about the significance of the region's maritime heritage and its role in shaping who we are as a community and nation.

Project Availability:

Volunteer Responsibilities: Depends on the project.

Attire: Depends on the project.

F&B Provided for Volunteers: No

Option to Move Project to a Different Location: A project like this is depending on the group providing funding; we regularly need to provide supplies to programs and the people we serve. With funding from a group, we have a lot of options. Two examples include wrapping holiday presents for students and making educational games for our community centers.

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