BALTIMORE — What do you do when the federal government cuts your grant money leaving you to figure out how you will continue to provide service to the community? Most would complain, start a letter campaign, or seek media attention, but The Village Learning Place, located at 2521 Saint Paul Street in Baltimore did none of that. They just went about business as usual and are finding creative ways to raise money.
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, The Village Learning Place held a community fundraiser, “Read Between The Wine,” to raise money through auctions and donations. Participants and donors enjoyed wine, food, and jazz in the garden.
“This is our signature gala event to celebrate Library Week. Neighbors and supporters get together to raise funds for our independent library and our programs,” said Executive Director Liesje Gantert.
Some of the programs the center offers include free local after school programs, field trips and adult job placement.
This summer The Village Learning Center will offer LINK Summer, a full-day program for over 100 children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The program runs five days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering six weeks of courses designed to prevent summer learning loss and to inspire creativity. Other weekly events include Adult Education, Tots Tuesdays, Mother Goose on the Loose, and so much more.
To learn more about The Village Learning Center, to become a volunteer, or to make a donation, visit: http://www.villagelearningplace.org/.