FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2016MEDIA ADVISORYCardin, Cummings, Local Leaders Join Baltimore City Principals to Celebrate New Federal Grant for Schools Affected by Unrest Following Death of Freddie GrayTODAY, Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Congressman Elijah Cummingswill join local elected and education leaders, officials from the U.S. Department of Education and the principals of five schools affected by the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray to celebrate the recent award of more than $290,000 in new federal funding to help the schools’ ongoing recovery effort.Specifically, the $292,647 grant through the Department of Education’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) program will enable the district to hire additional full-time social workers and psychologists to support the schools efforts to restore the learning environment. These extra social workers and psychologists will conduct home visits for teacher-referred students in need of services, facilitate small group and/or individual sessions with students, prepare lesson plans for teachers to use in classrooms, and provide professional development opportunities and trainings for school-based staff.WHAT: U.S. Dept. of Education Project SERV Grant AwardWHO: U.
S. Senator Ben Cardin Congressman Elijah CummingsDr. Monique Chism, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education Dr. Jack R. Smith, Interim Superintendent of Schools, Maryland State Department of EducationDr. Gregory Thornton, Superintendent, Baltimore City Public SchoolsNick Mosby, Seventh District, Baltimore City CouncilDavid Guzman, Principal, Matthew A. Henson Elementary SchoolKelvin Bridgers, Principal, Frederick Douglass Senior High SchoolCurtis Durham, Principal, Gilmor Elementary SchoolDenisha Logan, Principal, Harlem Park Elementary/Middle SchoolFederico Adams, Principal, William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle SchoolWHEN: TODAY, Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 PMWHERE: Matthew A. Henson Elementary School 1600 N. Payson St., Baltimore MDHOW: MEDIA please RSVP to Tim Zink, email@example.com. gov