Uniting Students, Education, and Communities


In 2004, the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Morton and Jane Blaustein Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning (now the National Summer Learning Association) hosted a conference where more than 20 representatives of national public and private school partnership programs described their work and inspired those in Baltimore to think about creating similar possibilities. A year later Middle Grades Partnership was founded and was a nationally recognized initiative of the Baltimore Community Foundation. Beginning October 1, 2021, Middle Grades Partnership has become its own entity and is using the Fund for Educational Excellence as a fiscal sponsor. Since 2005, thanks to the support of generous supporters and advocates, Middle Grades Partnership has enriched the lives of more than 4,500 Baltimore City middle school students.