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Baltimore, MD: Gwynns Falls Elementary School Revitalization

Friday, October 18th, 2019 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (ET)
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Watch our special pre-GDS video:

2019 Global Days of Service - Gwynns Falls Elementary School Project Preview



Gwynns Falls Elementary School is a non-profit, inner city, Title I school serving a predominately African-American population of scholars in Baltimore. With approximately 325 scholars, Gwynns Falls is an Arts Every Day school, integrating arts into all areas of their curriculum (visual arts, theater, music, and dance). Their mission is to produce scholars who will be socially, emotionally, and most of all academically prepared to enter the 21st Century global workforce. For many, Gwynns Falls is the center of their life – not just their school, but also the gathering place for Cub Scouts, church socials, community performances, or special events. To reflect this, teachers and administrators regularly perform community walks after school so they can interact with their students and families away from the confines of their "oasis of opportunity and exposure."


Like many schools throughout Baltimore, Gwynns Falls Elementary is dealing with budget shortfalls, an aging infrastructure and outdated facilities for its scholars. After years of constant leadership turnover, Principal Nikomar Mosely is eager to make an impact within his school community.


  • Build a maker space room that will help prepare students for middle school and high school by support STEM/robotics.
  • The playground is old, outdated and no longer safe – we will renovate it.
  • The outdoor classroom is in need of tender love and care – and Laureate will tend to it.
  • Build a zen garden next to the playground area to promote mental health and individual responsibility.
  • Re-envision the teachers' lounge into a new space that is welcoming and allows educators to take a moment for themselves during the busy day.
  • The Gym/Auditorium Space needs a lot of work. As the arts program/performances grow, the school would love to see a space that warrants performances and respect for the arts. We will help the school revitalize this space!

If you participated in the Global Days of Service project for Bay Brook Elementary/Middle School in 2017, or the Beechfield Elementary/Middle School project in 2018, you know this will be a truly special day filled with our Here for Good spirit! Families and children of staff are welcome to participate.

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CausesChildren & Youth Education
Sustainable Development Goals
92 Positions Filled | 46 Impacts | 181 Hours

Location: Gwynns Falls Elementary School, 2700 Gwynns Falls Pwky, Baltimore, MD 21216