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From Sun staff reports and From Sun staff reports | October 8, 2013
The Caves Valley Foundation and Constellation Foundation on Monday announced a $750,000 donation to The First Tee of Baltimore for the funding of a new golf learning center at Forest Park Golf Course. More than 125 business and community leaders, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and First Tee executives, including CEO Joe Louis Barrow Jr. — son of boxing legend Joe Louis — were on hand for the announcement at Caves Valley Golf Club. Champions Tour pro Jim Thorpe, who played fullback at Morgan State, honed his golf game at Forest Park and other city courses in the early 1970s.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
The adults who trek to Goucher College every Saturday are worlds away from the social media-savvy students who teach them things as simple as how to turn on a computer or use a mouse. Some who visit the Futuro Latino Learning Center, which draws around 70 participants each week, are improving their English skills with help from dozens of Goucher students. Others have been there long enough that they have become de facto community leaders, sharing the news on immigration reform, language workshops and job fairs.
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By Sloane Brown | December 3, 2000
Paper lanterns swung beneath exposed I-beams, while big TV screens flashed images above them. Sounds of swing music intermingled with the rustle of ball gowns on concrete, as guests swirled through the renovation at Tide Point for the Dot.Com Gala. As if there wasn't enough glitz inside, Inner Harbor waters glittered outside, providing a delightful backdrop as guests celebrated the 10th anniversary of the South Baltimore Learning Center. Among the 330 guests nibbling from the buffet and networking with old friends and new: Donald Huber and Kathleen Leebel, event co-chairs; Cindy Conklin, Ann Murray and Peggy Powell, event committee members; Chris Rosenthal, South Baltimore Learning Center board chair; Susan Fleishman and Jonathan Melnick, SBLC board members; Sonia Socha, SBLC executive director; Carol Hirschburg, Howard Consulting vice president; Sonny Morstein, Morstein's Jewelers owner; Doug McPeters, Legg Mason vice president of investments; Mario Armstrong, host / producer of "Tech-Talk" on WEAA-FM radio; Gary Goldstein, Kennedy Krieger Institute president; Byron Sembly, Falcon Business Solutions president / CEO; Sharon Wylie, Fox 45 / WB54 director of public affairs and marketing; Debbie Kielty, Procter & Gamble Beauty Care vice president; Rose Carpenter, FILA USA general counsel; James Breiner, Baltimore Business Journal publisher; and Ann Murray, Maryland Science Center senior director of development.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2013
Adam Jones' first #StayHungry Purple Tailgate will be held before the Ravens' Nov. 10 home game against the Bengals from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 1111 Leadenhall Street near M&T Bank Stadium. Jones announced the event early this month and released more details this week on his website . All proceeds from the event will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. Earlier this year, Jones and the Orioles donated $75,000 to the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club to renovate and expand a Technology and Learning Center there.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | June 4, 1995
On the verge of expulsion from Glen Burnie Senior High School, Scott Pogar was ready to start flipping hamburgers or selling drugs. Jaded and haggard, the eighth-grader was sent to Annapolis and a school of last resort.The place where he landed, the Adams Park Learning Center, helped him find a love of physics and a spot on the honor roll. The troubled teen-ager got a second chance, and last week, so did his school."We thought it was pretty much a done deal that we would have to move," said learning center Principal James I. Lyons.
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April 14, 2005
The South Baltimore Learning Center is accepting registration for adult learners for its General Educational Development, pre-GED and adult basic education classes. The center's summer semester - scheduled to begin next week at its facility at 28 E. Ostend St. - will include day, evening and Saturday classes, and a GED class will be offered at the Harbor Life Resource Center near Cherry Hill. The center also operates an External Diploma Program for the city. Classes and tutoring are free, except for the GED classes and External Diploma Program.
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By William E. Thompson Jr. and William E. Thompson Jr.,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1997
The Orioles' new third baseman is going to bat for adult literacy in Baltimore.Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife, Kelly, announced yesterday they were making a $250,000 donation to the Ripken Learning Center, one of 37 citywide literacy programs and referral agencies sponsored by Baltimore Reads Inc., a private nonprofit organization.The event at Baltimore Reads marked the start of the seventh annual fund-raising drive for "Reading, Runs and Ripken," a program where donors pledge an amount for each run batted in Ripken gets during the season.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1999
The South Baltimore Learning Center is expected to begin a campaign to raise $1.5 million today with the announcement that Bank of America has released a lien on the literacy program's building.Since its founding 10 years ago, the nonprofit learning center at 28 E. Ostend St. has become South Baltimore's second-chance school of choice, helping hundreds to learn to read and earn their General Educational Development diplomas. But the center has struggled to stabilize its finances, pay its debts and expand its programs.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | May 26, 1998
"Look at this!" shouts 3-year-old Thomas White of Westminster, holding up a plastic bottle of spring water. "I can 'cycle it."The word may have too many syllables for 3- and 4-year-old tongues, but the practice of recycling is part of life's lessons at the Main Street Early Learning Center in Westminster.At the center, earthworms get respect. Trees get hugged. Endangered species are identified on imaginary trips to the rain forest of Indonesia or the African veld.No expedition is impossible when owner-director Barbara Weber and her young friends climb into the playhouse airplane and take flight with their imaginations.
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | June 14, 2004
Since 1896, the brick and stone police station at 28 E. Ostend St. has lent an air of permanence and stability to its South Baltimore neighborhood, an enduring character that newer buildings can't match. That sense of permanence is stronger than ever today, after a $2.3 million restoration and modernization by the South Baltimore Learning Center, a community-based adult literacy organization now located there. For their efforts to keep the ambience and details of the historic police station in their conversion, the learning center directors and their design and construction team have been selected to receive one of 11 Preservation Project Awards that will be presented this year by Baltimore Heritage, a citywide preservation advocacy group.
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From Sun staff reports and From Sun staff reports | October 8, 2013
The Caves Valley Foundation and Constellation Foundation on Monday announced a $750,000 donation to The First Tee of Baltimore for the funding of a new golf learning center at Forest Park Golf Course. More than 125 business and community leaders, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and First Tee executives, including CEO Joe Louis Barrow Jr. — son of boxing legend Joe Louis — were on hand for the announcement at Caves Valley Golf Club. Champions Tour pro Jim Thorpe, who played fullback at Morgan State, honed his golf game at Forest Park and other city courses in the early 1970s.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was one of the Ravens' most famous fans during their Super Bowl win last season and now Jones is planning to hold his own benefit pregame tailgate in Baltimore. Jones announced he is hosting the first Adam Jones #StayHungry Purple Tailgate on Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. before the Ravens' home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He announced the event on his Twitter and Instagram accounts this afternoon. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore.
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By Anthony Landi, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is giving $3 million to the Enoch Pratt Free Library as part of a $107 million renovation project at the central branch on Cathedral Street. "This is a truly a generous and meaningful gift from the Weinberg Foundation," library CEO Carla D. Hayden said in a news release. "The Weinberg Foundation's grant is essential to make sure the Pratt is a vibrant 21st century library and will ensure that free programs, resources and services continue for generations to come.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
High school lacrosse standouts like McDonogh's Brinton Valis are usually playing for their respective club teams during the summer months. This weekend, however, the rising senior and many other players have a unique opportunity. The inaugural National High School Lacrosse Showcase, featuring more than 20 of the top high school boys teams in the country, will take place Friday through Sunday at the Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center in Parkton. The three-day tournament will feature some of the Baltimore area's top teams, as well as squads from seven other states and Washington, D.C. Each team will play four games in the first round starting Friday morning, with the top eight advancing to the quarterfinal round Saturday night.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Local officials gathered Monday in Owings Mills to celebrate the opening of a new campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. The college opened in the County Campus building at the Metro Centre, a transit-oriented development. The building also houses the county's largest library branch, which opened in March. "Bringing the community college and public library together into one County Campus building creates a learning center with shared resources," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
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By Jonathan Pitts,The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
A surgeon enters the operating room, offers his hands to a nurse and watches as she helps him into his rubber gloves with a snap. He glances at the patient on the table. A cloth covers the man's torso but for one area. Three trocars - tubes into which the doctor will slide high-tech cables - protrude from the abdomen. The procedure is nothing new for Dr. Adrian Park, a surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center who has fixed thousands of abdominal walls, watching his handiwork on a video screen as he replaces herniated tissue with state-of-the-art mesh.
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By Jennifer Sullivan and Jennifer Sullivan,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 7, 1999
Annette Mills says she never really liked school.And there were distractions in her life -- like having a child while in the eighth grade. By the time she reached 10th grade, she thought she knew enough. She left Walbrook High School, then bounced from one minimum-wage job to the next, and had five more children.It was not until last year that Mills, 26, decided "it was time to stop sitting around waiting for someone to do something for me." That January, she began classes at the South Baltimore Learning Center at 28 E. Ostend St.By May, with her GED high school equivalency diploma in hand, she got a full-time job, her driver's license and a new home for her and her six children.
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By Kevin Harrison and Kevin Harrison,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | October 25, 1995
A local woman has been selected to help the South Baltimore Learning Center, a literacy program, recruit and organize community volunteers.Michele Spangle of Glen Burnie recently completed training with the Governor's Office on Volunteerism to become a coordinator for Volunteer Maryland.Ms. Spangle, a graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art, will spend the next year working with the nonprofit learning center in the first block of E. Ostend St.Scott Pestridge, a program specialist with Volunteer Maryland, said Ms. Spangle will be "the point person for turning up the volunteer support in the community expanding the facility's volunteer program."
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December 22, 2012
Pallotti Early Learning Center's 1999 low-mileage, light gold, Dodge minivan was stolen from their parking lot on Dec. 1 or 2. When I received the notification from the school to be on the lookout, I took it seriously as a parent. As a working member of the communications and marketing community, however, I realized we can all do more than look for it ourselves. We all have friends, acquaintances and coworkers who we talk to on Facebook or follow on Twitter.  I'd like us, as a community of parents, to engage the larger Laurel community in raising awareness for what's happened. It may only take a "friend of a friend" to lead to a tip that helps Pallotti Early Learning Center retrieve its van. With that in mind, we've taken the liberty of writing a tweet and Facebook post for you to share if you're able.  Please view them as a guideline and change them to best suit your needs.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2012
Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk chose Sept. 14, the anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, to launch its War of 1812 interactive learning center. The students held a flag ceremony and demonstrated how they are mastering 19th-century history with an assist from 21st-century technology. The school's one-stop resource center offers materials to engage children and adults in the history of the War of 1812. The computer lab, a project of Maryland Public Television, the National Park Service, Friends of Fort McHenry and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, features interactive role-playing games and provides educators with lesson plans and electronic field trips.
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