On this week’s episode, we spoke with two guests from Fund for Educational Excellence. President & CEO Roger Schulman, and Communications and Development Manager Sydney Short. Education in Baltimore City schools is especially important to both of them; Sydney is a Baltimore native and Baltimore City College Alumna, and Roger worked in Baltimore City and other large counties over the course of 30 years in education. These two are so passionate about helping the kids in their work, and it's clear to see they are making a positive impact for so many students.
The Fund for Educational Excellence is an independent nonprofit organization working to close the equity and opportunity gaps for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools. They believe that a strong public school system is the foundation for the health and success of Baltimore.
Founded in 1984 as Baltimore City’s only education fund, the Fund works as a trusted partner with the school district, students and parents, funders, advocates, and local nonprofits. This unique position allows the Fund to identify educational needs and complex issues, offer honest insight, develop creative solutions, and collaborate with a diverse group of community stakeholders to implement effective change. Their work offers a range of support programs and resources for Baltimore youth from early childhood through post-secondary education.
Listen to the entire interview below, and learn more at ffee.org.