Living Classrooms and Under Armour Unveil Newly Renovated and Reopened Community Center, UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms

December 9, 2016

Living Classrooms was joined by Kevin Plank and Under Armour shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday to unveil our newly renovated and re-opened, UA House at Fayette operated by Living Classrooms during a celebration for over 400 guests. The ceremony, led by two student emcees, featured prominent guest speakers, the Ravens cheerleaders and mascot, a local school marching band, and a special musical performance from our UA House students.

The UA House at Fayette, located in Pleasant View Gardens community, is the heartbeat of the Baltimore Target Investment Zone, a 2.5 square mile area where Living Classrooms is working with the community and 60 partners to provide a multigenerational approach to disrupting the cycle of poverty through holistic education, workforce development, and health and wellness programs.

The renovated 30,000 square foot facility, which includes 10,000+ square feet of new usable space, advances Living Classrooms’ capacity to serve children, youth, and families residing in the neighboring communities with diverse programming. Highlights of the new space include an indoor turf field and pavilion, a revitalized tutoring center, a state-of-the-art STEM classroom, workforce development and entrepreneurship lab, a dance and yoga studio, a recording studio, a neighborhood kitchen, and a redesigned entryway.

Programs and services offered are based on assessed community needs and includes partners in the following cornerstone areas:
– Education
– Character and Leadership
– Health, Wellness, & Fitness
– Community Engagement & Service
– Entrepreneurship & Workforce Development

The grand opening celebration invited guests to tour the facility, witness our programming in action, and hear inspirational words from our esteemed guest speakers, including: Kevin Plank; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; City Council President Jack Young; Congressman Elijah Cummings; Senator Ben Cardin; Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford; Ravens President Dick Cass; and former Raven and founder of Power52, Ray Lewis. We are grateful for the considerable support of this project from both the City of Baltimore and State of Maryland.

Living Classrooms would like to send a special thanks to Kevin Plank and Under Armour for their tremendous generosity in making this project a reality! Additionally, we wish to thank The Baltimore Ravens, Joseph and Debra Weinberg, The State of Maryland, Sagamore Development, and Clark Construction Group, LLC who also contributed to this project.

Article written by Living Classrooms Staff Writer