July 8, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: William H. Nathan, Jr.
(443) 563 2589 ext. 122 / wnathan@lelc-balt.org

THE LOYOLA SCHOOL COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY
Event to be held in Mount Vernon on Saturday, July 16

The Loyola School Community will host a FREE block party event for Baltimore City neighbors to learn about services and resources that can strengthen their family and community while enjoying local food, music and family-fun activities!. The event will be located on E. Madison St. in the block between Hargrove and St. Paul streets. This celebration is a collaboration between The Loyola School (TLS), previously known as the Loyola Early Learning Center, Notre Dame Club of Maryland and St. Ignatius Catholic Community, the church that has continued to make the school’s mission possible.

“We have an opportunity to expand our connections with Baltimore City families in need of education resources for their children,” said Father Watters, President of The Loyola School. “More importantly, we have a chance to connect entire families to many Baltimore City resources, all while engaging them in a fun community event.”

Tables will feature community service organizations, including Our Daily Bread, Univ. of Maryland School of Nursing, St. Vincent TRE, Dynamic Health Care and Enoch Pratt library. Meals from local food trucks will be available for purchase.

“This school is such an amazing opportunity for young children to begin on the road to a valuable education.” said Dan Florea, community partner, TLS benefactor and event co-chair. What a great example of how TLS education can benefit our local children and show off our school to the public. I am looking forward to July 16th and welcoming the neighborhood at large to our community.”

There will be a Kids Section with free activities for young attendees, including face-painting, henna, snowballs and a moon bounce!

“This block party is motivated by our hope to engage with the community our school resides in and to give to that community access to resources, information, arts and entertainment–all things we incorporate into our school environment for students,” said Asia Parker, TLS teacher, mom, and event co-chair. “Awareness is key, and this access will give our neighbors an opportunity to learn about TLS education. That’s what the block party is all about.”

About The Loyola School
In the Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic learning, personal care, and spiritual growth, The Loyola School offers a scholarship-based education for pre-school and elementary aged children of Baltimore City families of limited financial means. We partner with our parents to accompany their children as they develop the competence, character, and confidence to become leaders in their classroom, their school and, ultimately, the greater Baltimore community and beyond. Visit us at www.loyolaschoolbaltimore.org.

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