New Initiatives to Support
For over 20 years, CHAI has been working to support the public schools of northwest Baltimore. Recognizing the specific struggles facing schools and families during the pandemic, CHAI is finding new and innovative ways to provide additional support. For example, CHAI initiated a quarterly “All Principals” meeting, convening principals (virtually) from the 10 public schools it serves to discuss the needs of students and their families, share best practices and explore opportunities for joint programming. In addition, CHAI is developing a “Teachers Are Heroes” project, an initiative providing opportunities for the community to show appreciation for teachers’ unwavering dedication and flexibility. “Teachers are Heroes” was launched with students and families posting words of gratitude on Facebook.