Educational Institutions

Living Classrooms Foundation

  • Baltimore, MD
  • www.livingclassrooms.org

Mission Statement

Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Main Programs

  1. Educational Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Founded in Baltimore, MD and campuses serving both Baltimore and Washington, DC.

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. James Piper Bond

Keywords

Self-reported

youth, education, employment, poverty

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EIN

52-1369524

 Number

0535672666

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Employment Training (J22)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington based non-profit educational organization with a distinctive competency in experiential learning -- literally learning by direct experience, or what we call “learning by doing.” We apply our skill in three program areas:
Educating students through our own charter school, through after-school and supplemental education programs, and through environmental experiences, with special emphasis on serving students who live in high-risk environments
Eliminating barriers to success for young adults and families through community development, workforce preparation, and life skills training
Educating the general public, and students in particular, about the significance of the region’s maritime heritage and its role in shaping who we are as a community and nation

While each of our program areas is distinct, in combination they create a powerful synergy. Our maritime heritage programs create opportunities for employment training. Our education programs use our environmental and maritime resources as living learning laboratories. Our employability programs create stronger communities that are better prepared to exercise environmental stewardshi000 youth and young adults living in the Baltimore and Washington, DC areas each year.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Educational Programs

Shipboard Education - hands-on educational programs which support the standards of learning for teachers in the classroom. These programs place students onboard a historic Chesapeake Bay workboat where education meets real world applications. Over 2,000 students are served annually. Outreach Programs - staff visit schools to bring history, math and sceince alive while aiding teachers in meeting standards of learning. Over 4,000 students per year are served by this program. Workforce Development - staff provide job readiness, employment placement and retentiuon serivce to young adults. Most participants are residents of Wards 6, 7 & 8. It is is the goal of this initiative to provide 100 young adults with support.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$4,955,354.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Maryland

Founded in Baltimore, MD and campuses serving both Baltimore and Washington, DC.

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Financials

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LIVING CLASSROOMS FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Living Classrooms Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. James Piper Bond

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Edward B. Cohen

American Honda Motor Corp.

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