BEN at Civic Works
BEN (Baltimore Education Network) at Civic Works has been a leader in Baltimore organizing families, youth, neighborhoods and community-based citywide groups around issues that support educational excellence and accountability. The core of its work moving forward will be developed around a multi-faceted plan designed to build informed and well trained parent organizations that will be active in local schools and communities.
BEN at Civic Works is dedicated to organizing community resources, including direct outreach, to community residents and stakeholders by engaging parents and parent leaders in Baltimore City Public Schools. Through community canvassing and effectively motivating parents, BEN promotes activism and advocacy, connects parents and citizens at-large with their community schools, and mobilizes volunteers with measurable outcomes. BEN's commitment also includes establishing positive opportunities for youth, such as our Male Involvement Activities, and addressing parenting skills through a variety or trainings and leadership experiences.