The medical malpractice law firm of Schochor and Staton, P.A. recently endowed the Green Street Academy with a $50,000 donation. A progressive, inclusive charter school, GSA serves hundreds of middle and high-school students in West Baltimore.
The donation was made during a recent fundraising event hosted by the school. Held on February 23, the fundraiser showcased the Academy’s unique offerings as a comprehensive educational system that focuses on academic success and pre-professional training. During the evening, students led interactive presentations at various locations thorough the school, including the Greenhouse, Aquaculture Lab, Construction, Design, and Management Lab, Student Internship Office, Urban Agriculture Office, the CollegeBound Office, and the Gymnasium. The three-and-a-half-hour event concluded with a presentation from the Executive Director, Daniel Schochor, Ph.D.
All in all, the evening helped to raise more than $150,000 for the school, including the generous gift of $50,000 from the firm.
The endowment will be used to continue to fund the school’s various educational programs, support their pre-college Internship Program, and help prepare the kids for higher learning institutions.
“Education is of primary importance to us at the firm,” says firm partner Jonathon Schochor. “We know the Green Street Academy will use the donation to continue to inspire and enrich these promising students in West Baltimore.”
About the Green Street Academy
The idea of the Green Street Academy came about in 2009. The founders imagined a new kind of public middle-high school in Baltimore City that would focus on 21st century career education, including the creation of a world-class academic facility that would enable city students to achieve their full potential and graduate with the tools they would need for career success. At the same time, they wanted to develop a community anchor that could create career opportunities for the families of the school’s students and the wider community in West Baltimore.
Green Street Academy’s doors opened in September 2010. Over the course of the next five years, the Academy grew tremendously, and the school’s leaders realized they needed a bigger space. GSA found the former Gwynn Falls Park Junior High building, which had been vacant for more than 30 years. They broke ground to renovate the space to accommodate the growing Academy. In January of 2015, the new building opened, with 145,000 square feet of indoor space and nearly nine acres of outdoor space.
Schochor and Staton, P.A.’s commitment to philanthropy
This isn’t the first time Schochor and Staton, P.A. has given back to the Green Street Academy. Previously, the firm organized a back-to-school drive for the students. They provided new backpacks that allowed students to return to the Academy with the supplies they needed to succeed.
Additionally, Schochor and Staton, P.A. donated reconditioned computers to GSA. The computers allowed the kids to become proficient with current computer applications as well as master technology skills. Having this expertise can assist each student’s transition into college and the workforce, which is keeping with the school’s mission statement—“to prepare middle and high school students for college and careers in the 21st century economy.”
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