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 is now a nationally recognized initiative of the Baltimore Community Foundation. Since 2005, thanks to the support of generous supporters and advocates, Middle Grades Partnership has enriched the lives of more than 4,000 Baltimore City middle school students.