Ways to Get Involved

Tuition Assistance Scholarships
  • Elementary PIE Scholarship
    • $1,000 – $3,750 ($2,300 average) scholarship for eligible elementary and middle school students. Eligibility will be based on financial need and Baltimore City residency, with a priority given to returning PIE Scholars
  •  High School PIE Scholarship
    • $1,000 – $8,000 (@ $3,000 average) scholarships for eligible high school students attending Archbishop Curley High School and other high schools. Students must live in Baltimore City and meet financial eligibility requirements. 
Endowment
  • Tuition Assistance
    • Donors can establish a named endowment fund within the Catholic Community Foundation (a separate 501c3) with a commitment of $25,000 or greater. A named fund can benefit a specific school or the PIE program.
  • Donors can contribute any amount to the already established Partners In Excellence Endowment Fund within the Catholic Community Foundation. Currently, the Partners In Excellence Endowment Fund has a value of approximately $800,000.
  • Program, Capital and Other Funding
    • Like a tuition assistance endowment described above, donors can establish a named fund in the Catholic Community Foundation with a $25,000 or greater commitment to support a variety of initiatives within our Catholic schools. Programs like STEM, Dual Language, PRIDE and Montessori are excellent examples.  Named endowments can also provide ongoing capital funding support for one or more schools.  Additionally, a named fund can also support other school needs, like teacher salaries or professional development.
Non-scholarship School Funding
  • Programmatic & Curriculum Funding
    • Donors are able to focus their philanthropic support on educational initiatives that are important to them, like STEM, Dual-Language or Montessori. Funding of this nature has an immediate impact on particular schools, improving the educational experience for all students.
  •  Capital Funding
    • The average age of our school facilities is now over 70 years, and capital projects have become an increasing burden on our schools. Donors who would like to contribute to the capital needs of a particular school – or a group of schools – will improve the educational environment for the students and improve safety and comfort for all.

 

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Partners In Excellence Advisory Board
    • Currently, the PIE Advisory Board is seeking additional members. The main priority of the PIE Advisory Board is to assist in seeking philanthropic support for the PIE Scholarship Program.  Additionally, the PIE Advisors meet 4 times a year to offer insight on the implementation of the scholarship program and other school issues.
  •  School Boards
    • Each of the four Community Schools within Baltimore City are looking to build their school boards. Responsibilities may vary, depending on the particular school.  Fundraising and business expertise are two common areas of need at most schools.
  •  Young Partners In Excellence
    • Young Partners In Excellence (yPIE) is a group of 20-and-30-something professionals who are focused on volunteering and networking. Volunteer events are held at the four inner-city Baltimore Community Schools every 3 months.  Social/networking events are held quarterly, as well.
  •  Coaching, Tutoring, Mentoring
    • A variety of volunteer opportunities exist within our Catholic schools. From long-term volunteering, like mentoring or coaching, to one-time events, like speaking at a career day or another school event, volunteers add to the educational experience of the children in our schools.

 

*Certain volunteering may require completion of Archdiocesan STAND training.

Key educational programs within Archdiocesan Catholic Schools:
  • Dual Language Program – Archbishop Borders School
  • STEM – all AOB schools have STEM-based curriculum, schools must meet qualifications to be formally named a STEM school
  • Montessori –St. Pius X
  • 3D Printing – all schools
  • PRIDE Plus (Pupils Receiving Inclusive Diversified Education)
    • St. Marks (Catonsville)
    • St. John Regional