GRANTS MADE -- 2018
1. The Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School
A charter school for middle school girls in Baltimore City. The Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School is named for the "mother of civil rights" in Baltimore. The school opened in August of 2015. To learn more about LMCJ and its mission, visit the school's website at www.lilliemay.org.
2. Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW)
A college preparatory charter school for girls in grades 6 to 12 in Baltimore City. BLSYW is modeled on the highly successful Young Women's Leadership School of East Harlem. To learn more about BLSYW and its mission, visit the school's website at www.blsyw.org.
3. My Sister's Circle (MSC)
A long-term mentoring program supporting at-risk girls in Baltimore City. MSC is a comprehensive, relationship-based program designed to mentor girls during their challenging transition to middle school, throughout high school, and into college. To learn more about MSC and its mission, visit its website at www.mysisterscircle.org.
4. Girls Empowerment Mission (GEM)
A Living Classrooms program that serves at-risk teenage girls from Chesapeake High School and the under-served community of Essex, Maryland. GEM provides mentoring to enable girls to become independent young women who graduate from high school and go on to attend college. To learn more about GEM and its mission, visit its website at www.GEMmaryland.org.
5. Samuel Ready Scholarships
An organization that provides scholarships for deserving girls to attend Baltimore-area independent schools. Egenton provided grant support for full scholarships for 3 girls to attend Bryn Mawr School, Garrison Forest School, and St. Paul's School for Girls for the 2015-16 school year. To learn more about Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc. and its mission, visit its website at www.samuelready.org.
6. Art with a Heart
A program to enhance the lives of vulnerable children, youth, and adults through visual art. Egenton Home provided grant support for Art with a Heart's summer job program for girls at TurnAround, Inc. To learn more about Art with a Heart and it mission, visit its website at www.artwithaheart.net.
7. New Grants This Year
This year Egenton Home provided grant support for the first time to Children's Scholarship Fund, Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake, and Merit Health Leadership Academy.
After School AKAdemy
For 15 years, the Anne Roberts Fund has provided grant funding to underwrite a substantial portion of the operating budget for the After School AKAdemy, an educational program for middle school girls sponsored by the Rho Xi Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. This outstanding program made significant contributions to the lives of young women thanks to the volunteer efforts of many members of the AKA Sorority. Unfortunately, the program came to a close at the end of the school year in 2015 upon the retirement of the director, Gwendolyn G. Rooks. For more about Gwen, review her biography here.