Baltimore Schools for Baltimore Students:
Bringing Back Baltimore One Child At A Time Summer Program
A study released in March 2017 by the U.S. Census Bureau states that Baltimore Citys population declined by 6,700 residents from July 2015 to July 2016. This population decline has a direct impact on Baltimore City students and our schools because shrinking enrollment results in a reduction in State funding. The BTU sees this crisis as a call to action, and we are in a unique position to help.
The B3 Program
The Baltimore Teachers Union has created Baltimore Schools for Baltimore Students: Bringing Back Baltimore One Child at a Time (B3), a program with the goal of retaining our current students, re-enrolling students who have left, and recruiting new students into the school system. Working in partnership with the Office of the Mayor and Baltimore City Schools, B3 Advocates will conduct a door-to-door canvass with the goal of inviting parents and guardians to place their school-age children in Baltimore City Schools.
B3 Advocates will have three objectives:
1. To identify, inform and welcome prospective enrollees;
2. To connect with families who have left BCS, and re-enroll those children;
3. To raise awareness about high-quality educational programs and resources available within Baltimore City Schools
The Job Opportunity
The BTU will recruit and train teachers and paraprofessionals to visit targeted homes during evening hours and Saturdays for five weeks this summer. The BTU and the City of Baltimore will share in funding this project.
Multi-lingual Teachers and Paraprofessional Needed
The BTU is also looking for teachers and paraprofessionals who are multi-lingual in order to assist us with communicating with all of our parents and guardians. If you are applying, and are multi-lingual, please place what language(s) you speak on the B3 Advocate application.
How to Apply
Click here to read the full job description. Applications can be submitted to the Baltimore Teachers Union in person at 5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Friday, April 28th.