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Lakeland Partnership

With additional Sherman Family Foundation support, UMBC has embarked on a multi-year partnership with Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in southwest Baltimore.

Sherman Scholars, along with Shriver Center Peaceworkers and Choice Program Fellows, are working with school leadership to develop school- and family-centered strategies that address student and community needs, creating a model school-university partnership that can improve the readiness of students in a myriad of ways. Chief among our goals is to support Lakeland’s efforts to improve student reading and math test scores, and we were awarded a Maryland State Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to address this goal through after-school and summer programming.