Catholic school helps city school welcome more students this year
A Baltimore city Catholic school stepped up to provide 100 desks and chairs to the Holabird Academy, a school that was once slated to be closed but is slowly getting back on its feet--or seat
The St. William of York Catholic Church in Baltimore, donated 100 desks and chairs from the former parish school to Holabird Academy.
According to a letter of thanks from Brown Advisory, a local investment firm that has been working with the struggling school since 2007, the donation represents a new phase at the school.
"Holabird’s previous placement on the City’s list of schools to be closed left them with a facility, programs and grounds that had seen little, if any, regular maintenance, let alone improvements," wrote Barbara Baines.
" Holabird has gone from the brink of closing to a real City success story. In doing so, of course, their enrollment soared, which led to the need for 100 new desks and chairs."
Community help is still sought to outfit students for the new school year. The school system saw a surge in request from families for school uniform vouchers. Hundreds of students remain on the list.