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A Brown Memorial Tutoring Program students smiles as he writes on a dry erase board in a classroom at Brown Memorial.

Learning to Read, Building Confidence, Succeeding in School

As the Brown Memorial Tutoring program nears the finish line of another successful year of literacy studies, they send their deepest thanks to so many devoted individuals, families and foundations who have supported the annual fund and grant requests during the 2016/17 school year.

Rev. Tim Hughes Williams sits on a stage with BYOP leader Samirah Franklin at a meeting with the Mayor.

Brown Memorial and the Baltimore Youth Organizing Project (BYOP) Hold the Mayor to Her Promises

Since 2015, Brown Memorial has provided staff support and financial contributions to the Baltimore Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), a youth-led community organizing initiative created by BUILD and the No Boundaries Coalition. This month, BYOP has been meeting with Baltimore’s Mayor and the City Council to advocate for youth jobs and after-school program funding.

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Final Ignite Lunch of the Year April 30

Every fourth Sunday this church year we have featured “Ignite” presentations over lunch after worship. This month we are holding our final Ignite event of the year. If you haven’t attended one yet, now is the time. The presentations are just seven minutes long and are given by members of our local community on subjects … Continue reading Final Ignite Lunch of the Year April 30

The faith leaders of the churches in Bolton Hill walk together during the neighborhood Palm Procession.

Holy Week Activities and Services

During Holy Week, April 9-16, our activities and services will include a Palm Procession on Palm Sunday, a Taize service, a Maunday Thursday supper and service, a Good Friday Tenebrae service, and an Easter sunrise service followed by the regular 11 a.m. worship service.

A student and a Tutoring staff member sit with their eyes closed, meditating.

“Mindfulness” Prepares Tutoring Program Students to Learn

“Close your eyes and listen as far outside as you can. Listen for the birds or a car driving by. Now listen in the building…listen for the children laughing downstairs. Now listen in the room … for the clock ticking. Now listen for your heartbeat … and breathe.”
This might sound like a yoga class, but the students in the Brown Memorial Tutoring Program are starting their sessions with a 5-minute mindfulness exercise, preparing their minds and bodies for concentration and work with their tutors.