Family League Newsletter: August 2017

Family League Newsletter: August 2017

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Family League Appoints Interim President & CEO

Family League of Baltimore's Board of Directors has appointed Demaune Millard as Interim President & CEO. Demaune previously served Family League as Chief Operating Officer. He is honored to be the custodian of Family League for the next several months and is grateful for the dedication and support of our many partners during this important time.

Click here for a personal message from Demaune

Baltimore Summer Skill Builders

This summer, Family League joined the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, leaders from Baltimore City Community Schools, and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) jointly administered the Baltimore Summer Skill-Builders program, which engaged approximately 450 rising high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from the city’s most under-served neighborhoods in an immersive five-week summer program that combines rigorous, curriculum-based core life skills training with workforce preparation and both school- and community-based service learning projects.

This unique model gave 14- and 15-year-olds access to strong programming and paid work experience right in their own neighborhoods—with instruction provided by local teachers, para-professionals and other adults in the community.

The program is funded through partner contributions and public dollars, with potential for private contributions under the umbrella of the annual Baltimore City YouthWorks summer jobs program.

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Governor’s Office for Children Awards
FY18 Funds to Family League

Family League is grateful to the Maryland Governor’s Office for Children for their continued confidence in our ability to administer funds supporting Baltimore’s children and families.

Click here for the specific funding breakdown
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Out and About

Family League was proud to co-sponsor Mayor Catherine Pugh's Back to School Rally on Saturday, August 5th at War Memorial Plaza in downtown Baltimore. Thousands of families came out to collect information and supplies as they prepare their students for the upcoming school year.

We distributed 1500 pencil cases with pencils, information about afterschool meals and the Governor’s Young Readers program, and served over 1400 meals to children and youth. Our Interim President and CEO Demaune Millard represented Family League as we received a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor. He also met with families and handed out meals to children and youth.

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charm: Ready for Lift-off

After more than a year of stakeholder outreach, planning, and development, charm officially launches this month. In late August, the first training sessions get under way for Community School lead agency staff, Community School Coordinators, and OST site directors and front-line staff. Additional training schedules for other Family League funded partners will be forthcoming. If you or a colleague fall into any of these categories, and you are not receiving the charm user newsletter via e-mail, please contact Courtney Rinden,, (714) 520-1614.

Read more to learn about the data captured in charm, benefits to funded partners and families, and future plans. We’ve provided FAQs as well.

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Support Family League

When all children in Baltimore grow up healthy, succeed academically, graduate high school and transition into higher education and the workforce our goal will be met. Until then, we must pull together our best thinking, our best talent and our collective resources to ensure that every child is provided an equal chance to reach their potential.


When you make a gift to the Family League of Baltimore, you help improve birth outcomes, kindergartner readiness and ensure that schools are safe and conducive for children to learn and grow. Family League has been a trusted community partner for more than 25 years. We ensure that the investments are made where they are needed and we are accountable to the community for results.


Please make your gift today. The children of Baltimore are counting on us.

Thank you.

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