MEDIA ADVISORY      Contact:          Rowena Daly, Catholic Charities     
April 4, 2018                                       646-263-6384
Gleeful children and teachers from West Baltimore Catholic Charities Head Start are appreciative recipients of grant and celebrate at B&O Railroad
WHAT:            More than 100 preschoolers will enjoy a morning of fun at the B&O Railroad Museum and celebrate their teacher who is receiving financial support for educational projects thanks to the PNC Foundation and
WHEN:            Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. to Noon
WHERE:           B&O Railroad 901 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
BACKGROUND:  The Harlem Park Head Start, offers quality education in a loving and stimulating environment for more than 140 preschoolers ranging in age from 2 to 5 years-old.
At this event, and PNC Foundation will present an early education teacher from this Catholic Charities Head Start in Harlem Park, West Baltimore with a $2,000 gift card and a second $2,000 gift card to help seed other pre-K projects
“Though teachers often spend their own money on classroom supplies, they still need many more resources to provide a well-rounded, high-quality learning experience,” said Yasmina S. Vinci, executive director, National Head Start Association. “NHSA is grateful to our partners at PNC and for supporting Head Start’s efforts to provide a window of opportunity for America’s most vulnerable children and families.”
With the additional resources obtained through the successful alliance, Baltimore pre-K teacher Stephanie Hall has assisted children with a variety of academic and social needs. “Last year, I had the honor of receiving gift cards from PNC to use for my classroom area makeover,” Hall said. “I had the opportunity to recreate my art area, which is now Art Studio B4.”