The Foundation to Host Theatrical Performance

February 18, 2014

What: Living Classrooms Foundation will host “Black Nancy Inspires” at Living Classrooms’ Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center in East Baltimore. When: Friday, February 21, 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Where: Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center, 1100 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 In celebration of Black History Month, Living Classrooms Foundation has planned an exciting event at Living Classrooms’ Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center on Friday, February 21st from 4-5:30pm. We have invited a group of artists to perform an educational play inspired by Lennox Nelson’s novel, “Black Nancy Inspires.” The engaging performance will teach the audience about African American history and racial equality. The Center’s after school students, their parents, community members and Living Classrooms Foundation staff will be attending. We are inviting press to attend as well! About Living Classrooms Foundation and the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center: Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore-Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as ‘living classrooms.’ The Foundation’s Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center (CAYDC) responds to the community’s need for intervention that supports the academic and social development of disadvantaged youth. The children and youth served reside primarily in public housing and low-income neighborhoods and their communities lack many of the services found in more affluent areas. CAYDC provides services in five core areas: Education and Career Development, Character and Civic Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts and Cultural Enrichment, and Sports and Recreation. In addition, the Center hosts a number of community events such as youth workshops and conferences, job and health fairs, family night activities, basketball tournaments, and a six-week summer camp. CAYDC is open seven days a week. Currently, more than 200 East Baltimore youth participate in programming at the Center. Interested media should contact Christine Runion at crunion@livingclassrooms.org or Anna Holland at aholland@livingclassrooms.org.