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Sesame Workshop Expands Sesame Street in Communities Initiative to Baltimore to Help Children Become More Resilient

The initiative will launch on Oct. 6th with a Digital Family Special featuring Family League and Sesame Street Muppets to address the challenges families are facing during COVID-19

(NEW YORK, NY) September 28, 2020 – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced today that it’s expanding its Sesame Street in Communities initiative to Baltimore, MD. The program, which aims to help young children build coping skills and foster nurturing connections between them and the caring adults in their lives, will support local families with young children by providing free, easy-to-use resources through a partnership with Family League of Baltimore. The Sesame Street in Communities program is also launching today in Maricopa County, AZ and Miami, FL, with the expansion in all three communities made possible by the generous support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

ZERO TO THREE, the leading nonprofit dedicated to ensuring all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life, today proudly announced that Jazmyn Covington of Baltimore, MD, has been selected for its 2020-22 Fellowship Class, joining 16 global leaders for the premier leadership development program in the early childhood field. Covington joins a vibrant and diverse cohort of leaders committed to advancing equitable and positive change in programs, systems, and policies affecting the health and well-being of babies, young children, and families.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced $4 million in assistance for Baltimore City child care providers and $5 million in support for city nonprofits today, as part of a larger, COVID-19 relief package.

The Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (the Collaborative) has awarded $3.5 million in grants to support 74 high-quality summer programs for children and youth living in low-income families throughout Baltimore City. The Collaborative is a partnership between public, private and nonprofit institutions that aims to create summer program options for families, including academic support to reduce summer learning loss, youth work opportunities and a variety of enrichment activities.